today I had a really good moment, tumblr.
A student of mine was refusing to work in one of their classes, and while the teacher was talking with her she made a concerning enough comment that she was walked directly to the counselor’s [my] office. She said she didn’t do any work because she didn’t see the point. After a few minutes back and forth about plans/opportunities/choice etc, I asked her what her take away from our conversation was. She looked me dead in the face, her eyes a little bit wide, and said:
“I need to get my shit together.”
took everything in me not to laugh in her face.
But she uh, wasn’t wrong.
(to be fair, I didn’t tell her she needed to change anything, I just talked with her about what she thought her opportunities in 4 years would look like. She decided she needed to change something.)
((Also, don’t we all, teenager? Don’t we all, indeed, need to get our shit together?”))