So it's the night before school starts and I have to share with my students that I get nervous too...
Yup, teachers are nervous the night before school starts. I am entering my fifteenth year teaching at BHS and I still get anxious and nervous about what is to come.
There are a few things that I do now as a teacher that I wished I knew when I was a student....
OK- so these are the typical steps that your parents and teachers share with you now I am going to share a more personal story- I didn't always like going to school. I felt isolated and alone. I was one of very few Asian American students living in a small suburban community and quite frankly it was quite difficult at times.
So my advice to you if you find yourself feeling isolated or alone know that there are many other students who feel the same way. Know that you are not alone and know that we are here to support YOU! We want you to feel welcome and we want you to learn this year. If you are comfortable and happy you will learn more. So please reach out to us, please know that we are here for YOU!
My art teacher was my savior, she made ever student feel welcome and supported in her room and I hope to do the same for you. So come by room 217 anytime, make this space and the art room your second home; come by and create, relax and know that you are always welcome here!
11/27/2017 10:02:13 am
Most of the time I have been thinking about the same thing and there is nothing I can do at the mean time. It was something that has take the breath of person that has been talking about.
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Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.
Burlington Public Schools