terça-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2009

Story 2 - What do we say when...

This story is more like a question.

What would you do if you were teaching a 9 year old sweet girl on the exact same day when her father died?

I knew he was very ill since the beginning of the year. But I guess no one is ever prepared for such news..

The girl waited for all her colleges to leave the classroom for the break and came to talk to me..

"Did you know teacher, my father died this morning.."

Facing this, I was almost speechless even though I knew I had to say something because she was looking for my comfort.. I talked to her and hugged her.. but still I don't know if I've chosen the right words..

These situations make me so uncomfortable, sad...

A teacher should be prepared for this, but honestly I don't think I'll ever learn how to talk right when life seems so wrong...

1 comentário:

  1. I don't think anyone is ready for such a thing. But trying is what really matters here and, sometimes, we're not looking for words. Just a hug, a special look in the eye! Whatever you did, I'm sure it helped your student.


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