Dear beautiful you,
Here is another short excerpt from my e-book, which I will release in the next few weeks. On another note, I am letting the holidays overwhelm me. I promise to stay on schedule next week!
Snapshot 2: Kimberly
Kimberly was a new teacher in a kindergarten classroom. Everyday, she came home frazzled, as new teachers do.
One day, I came in as a coach to observe her. In the corner, a small boy with curly blonde hair was bawling his eyes out. Kimberly had rushed over to console him, bouncing him on her lap and hushing him. They sat together in the corner. It almost seemed that as she tried to hold him, his cries grew louder.
Meanwhile, the other ten kids in the class were running amok: one was opening the watercolors, another was throwing books on the ground, and a few others were wandering out the half-open door into the garden. Although the board said “Math,” it was clear that no kids were learning any math that morning.
I approached Kimberly, whose face was tightening with stress as she desperately tried to shush the boy.
“Why is he crying?” I asked her.
“His parents left so he’s sad.”
“What about the other kids?” I asked. She grimaced in reply.
I asked her: “What if you just teach class in the meantime? He’ll stop crying soon.”
She looked at me in horror.
“That’s cruel!” she exclaimed. “I can’t leave a crying child alone!”
Does this situation sound familiar at all? Or maybe the situation of this guy, who couldn’t break up with his girlfriend?
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