Teacher needing advice
Hi everyone- just wanted to say that I am amazed, inspired and just overwhelmed by this site. Each of you brings tears to my eyes…your words of wisdom and support for one another is beautiful and I’m in awe.
I recently had a student (I teach 11th grade US history) diagnosed with leukemia. He’s undergoing weekly chemo and getting ready for a 4 day intensive stint at the hospital that will happen every 2 weeks for 8 weeks. He’s been so sick– I’ve gotten close to the mom in the last 2 weeks and trying to help out in every way I can. The student, her son, has been really angry and won’t see anyone. She told me tonight that he is ready to see me– and maybe even open to the relay for life that we have at our school for our town.
I can’t wait to see him, he was super quiet in class, and I’m a really outgoing person…I talked to him a little, but with little response at the beginning of the year. I just don’t want to screw up when I see him. He hates the social worker assigned to him because she’s super cheery, etc.
Any words of advice for when I go and see him? I’m so nervous. I’m never a nervous person….very outgoing, people person, always know what to say…..this time is different. More on the line. I don’t want to screw this up.
Advice? I’d love to hear from you guys.
Praying for all of you tonight…..