Trauma is one of the latest fads in the education world, which means that everyone is throwing an opinion into the bowl and weighing in on what it is, what it isn't and what we should be doing about it. As a teacher, it must make your head spin a little bit to hear about another thing that you need to grasp in order to competently and confidently do your job. On another note, it's phenomenal and likely reassuring for you to see that students needs are being seen and met in new ways. Trauma has always been there, but the ability to understand and support both the student experiencing it and you, the teacher, supporting the student has not.
Success, a word we all desire, a word that can be defined in the broadest of spectrums but tends to be lumped into a singular box: career. If you ask someone if they are successful, or have been successful in their lives, chances are one of two things will happen: they will puff out their chest and rattle off the things they have accomplished or they will get slightly red in the face and try to justify why what they have done has been worthy of such a question. Both of these reactions rest in the realm of ego- lifting you above others or dragging you below others. Inevitably though, most peoples minds, upon being asked this question, jump to the realm of career and finance.
What have I done? How much money have I made? What is my rank?
Chelsea M Latham
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally refer to me as a Reverend, because I had the need to speak so passionately about just about everything. Little did she know that some day I would build a business upon sharing the wisdom that I am so passionate about. So here you go, here are some bits and bobs of thoughts strung together for your enjoyment.