What Students Really Need to Hear
April 24, 2014 Leave a comment
This is pretty fantastic. It goes well to address some of the thoughts / concerns I’ve heard my business clients ask me to address with them when it comes to their Millennial employees – and the newest generation… Gen Z.
I’ve always believed these generations are not helpless problems – but empathic people who simply need to be given the opportunity to learn what is expected of them… and why… so that they know how to integrate our expectations into their strong (and appropriate), need for Work/Life balance.
We can all learn from open, respectful conversations.
It’s 4 a.m. I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep. But, I can’t. Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain. Why? Because I am stressed about my students. Really stressed. I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — and vow to myself that I will let my students hear what I really think tomorrow.
This is what students really need to hear:
First, you need to know right now that I care about you. In fact, I care about you more than you may care about yourself. And I care not just about your grades or your test scores, but about you as a person. And, because I care, I need to be honest with you. Do I have permission to be…
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