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Challenging School Environments

October 1, 2017

Many of you are well along in the school year, and some of you have shared that you have some challenging students and school situations.
Still good advice in this blog post. Enjoy!

From Surviving to Thriving

There is no doubt that many of you are in  challenging schools. Your student population may have challenges at school and often at home. Colleagues are often inexperienced and lack some of the skills needed to work in challenging schools.

It’s hard. I know it is. But you are there, so it is up to you to make the most of the situation for yourself, your students and even your colleagues. I would suggest there are three areas to begin your focus. You can be a force of change in your classroom and a model for others in your school.

 First: Take care of yourself.

Begin by taking care of you and recognizing what you have control over. You determine your attitude and you are responsible for taking good care of yourself.

  • Be and stay positive. This is one of my favorite quotes and I strongly believe it.

The Dilemma

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