Tag Archives: Counseling

The Things People Say

A student walking by said to me, “Some day I’m gonna steal your eyes.” Huh? “It’s a complement, Miss.  You have pretty eyes. I’m gonna steal your eyes.” Kid, that’s a little closer to creepy than complement. A co-worker was … Continue reading

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Welcome back from spring break. I guess.

I hoped that today would be an easy day.  I hoped for quiet, no drama, working on schedules, ideally not even seeing students.  Hope. Last week, during the break, I heard about a shooting at one of the apartments zoned … Continue reading

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A Child’s Honesty

One of our autistic students comes to my office every morning.  Last year, when she was in the 9th grade, she wanted to “girl talk”, talk about dogs, and show me her favorite cartoons on her iPad.  Now that she’s … Continue reading

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What a day

I went to work at 6:40 this morning to get copies made for my advisory classes this morning.  Not just one class, of 25/30 kids, my 9th grade class, of 730 kids.  I got everything ready, separated, office assistants could … Continue reading

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Girl on her own

School has been in session for two days and I have gotten six new students.  Six students to a new school half way through the year.  This is a common thing in my school, with this demographic.  Families are transient, so … Continue reading

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