Just before March Break, as reports of COVID-19 were filling the news, I joked to my students that the next time we saw each other might be in a virtual classroom. Boy, I wish I had been wrong about that.
School is a great place to learn and better oneself. However, this can only happen when we all support and stand up for each other. That’s why I am excited to be part of an initiative at Crescent that encourages us all to be “upstanders” against bullying.
As I relaxed with family and friends over the holiday break, I reflected on my first four months as a French teacher in the Middle School here at Crescent. Comparing and contrasting against my previous teaching experiences, I recognized that there was one large difference: the noise.