The Counselor in the Classroom…With every Story Comes a Person

May 24th, 2018 |

Every late afternoon, before I begin my class I attempt to think about how my feelings may affect my teaching. If I feel frustrated or overwhelmed when I arrive to the class I make sure that I give myself three minutes to acknowledge these feelings. Yes, colleagues and friends, it is true…even professors in the […]

What is Social Emotional Learning?

Sep 19th, 2017 |

Lupe, a middle school student, lingers after class in her science classroom before heading to her gym class. Her teacher, Mr. Patel asks her if everything is ok. Lupe explains that she is having problems with her friends due to false rumors that involve a boy that her friend has a crush on. Lupe believes […]