Things are not always what they seem. When we went to Rich’s ten year reunion, some came up and said that they thought he was a snob, because he never talked to anyone. WOW! Anyone that knew Rich, would laugh at that . . . he was just shy and stayed away from drama.
Sometimes we put on a “mask” and just let people see what we want them to see. Things are not always what they seem.
We as teachers do need eyes in the back of our heads and ears that tune into the little things. Do we see students that don’t fit in the small desk and chairs.? We tell them to sit up and pay attention, but do we understand that their parents are in jail or gone? Do we understand that they haven’t a clue as to what we are doing but just don’t know how to ask for help. . . Do we understand that their is no food at home? Or twelve people are living in their house and it is too noisy to sleep. . . or they have been abused???
Things are not always what they seem. . . talk softer, make our students feel safe! Let them know how we care and we make mistakes often. Love knows no failure! Guide, love, nurture
. . . sometimes things are just not what they seem!
Micah 6:8 . . . “what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.” May I always remember things are not always what they see. . . and show love and mercy to my students first and foremost! They may not remember what I taught them
. . . but they will remember how i made them feel. . . loved and special!