Today I make amends. I call them to the meeting area. I tell them I’m sorry for making things ugly in our classroom these last few days. I ask if they’ve noticed. They politely and somewhat reluctantly say “Yeah, kind of.” I explain that an apology should never have a but attached to it and so I won’t say but. I explain that I feel sorry for taking out my stress and frustration on them. I tell them that I know they always do their best and I am so grateful for that. I promise to do better and give my best to them.
I ask their forgiveness and they overwhelmingly give it.
The beauty of teaching…..