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Finishing the School Year: Grace in Action

The school year is nearly ended. Teachers and students are tired.
     Nerves are frayed.
          Patience is in small supply.
               Demands are high but energy is low.
                    Some students seem to know just how                              to push us                                     beyond                                           our ability                                                 to cope.
How can we finish the year strongly?Resolve to love every student: love is an ACT OF THE WILL, not an emotion.Extend grace to forgive and extend trust to students again. Believe in and encourage the best in each student TODAY, regardless of yesterday.Provide opportunities for each student to taste success.As the school year closes, let us commit to extending grace again and again. Our toughest students are the ones who most need our patient endurance and gentle guidance.
Might we not need to practice these with our colleagues and family well?Certainly they will nee…