Micaela

I think I have no power when it comes to my students’ trauma and how that affects their day to day behaviors in school. I teach middle school special education in an urban public school, and almost all of our students live in poverty. I feel frustrated and upset when they make the same poor choices over and over again even after we have talked about how our actions and words can affect others around us. I know that I have no control or power over what has happened to them in the past, a...

I think I have no power when it comes to my students’ trauma and how that affects their day to day behaviors in school. I teach middle school special education in an urban public school, and almost all of our students live in poverty. I feel frustrated and upset when they make the same poor choices over and over again even after we have talked about how our actions and words can affect others around us. I know that I have no control or power over what has happened to them in the past, and very little power over what happens to them outside of the school building. I want to be able to make bigger changes that positively impact my students, but I feel that so much of their lives is out of my control.

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9 months ago