Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lean On Me..When Your Not Strong...I'll Be Your Friend, I'll Help You Carry Ooonnnn....

Sometimes life gets a little crazy. Sometimes we need a little help. Sometimes we want to help a little. It's all okay-really....
Im sure that you have all heard that teachers are overworked and underpaid. Its been like that for awhile and likely to continue, Obama or no Obama. So it's nice when you can turn to a peer for some simple words of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on , share a funny story or just vent..
Well, here at the Ridge, thats exactly what's happening . In our own classroom at lunchtime, we gather to get some therapy. Jennifer is a teacher during the day, a graduate student in Psychology at night, a tutor at night, a single mom of two and trust me, I don't know how she does it. She is intelligent, very hard working, thoughtful, creative, and caring. Which is why she conducts our "Lunchtime Therapy". Here is a clip of her last session (which happened to be today)

video

5 comments:

oshiyay said...

sounds great to me

Joe said...

I feel that are special time at ARC was more of a class act!

Onknees (not_onknees at the moment) said...

Oh yes, Rubbing our asses together while singing, "Shine me up" and farting by my students when I was teaching them algebra was classy....But we did have fun...Did you notice that the only ones that increased their med dosages were the other staff members?
Well, there WAS that one kid that was admitted with 4 personalities and left with 6 when he was discharged...ahhh, these were the days at the mental hospital...

Joe said...

my interventions work!

Been there, done that said...

Does the good doctor want to travel to Winter Haven, Florida? There are some teachers at my school who need her desperately. And yes, I'm one of those!