NEVER JUDGE


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Before I retire for the evening, I thought I would share something that Is important in regards to judging others.  image

Many years ago when I was a substitute teacher for the Matanuska Susitna school district in Palmer Alaska. I remember this particular morning that I was sent to Burchell High School.

This school was a continuation school. It was a school for troubled teens, if you will, or maybe teens with behavioral problems.

When I arrived at the school the attending counselor greeted me and asked if I had ever worked with these kinds of teens.
I told him I had, and his reply was music to my ears.  He said, “I just want you to know that all of our students are not bad, to the contrary,  they’re all good students, they have just made some bad choices.” He went on to explain that our job was to get them back on track. I was instructed to gently guide them and to always treat them with respect.

The staff and the students worked in unison. It was, and still is one of the finest schools I have subed for in my life.

It just goes to show that society’s opinion isn’t always accurate. 

“Those who deserve love the least need it the most.”

 
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31 thoughts on “NEVER JUDGE

  1. Such an inspiring post. ‘they’re all good students, they have just made some bad choices’ Profound words . What a brilliant attitude. Great shots of beautiful young people too (I just read the comments above, your daughter has such a wise & kind smile) . I love the fact they have sparkle in their eyes.

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    • Thank you sincerely Lita, I do appreciate and value your perspective. It was a wonderful school and there are many young lives that have been saved by the unconditional patience, tolerance, and love offered by the school staff. Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

      Thanks for stopping by Lita, I missed you.
      Dawna

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    • Dawna these are amazing words ‘Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.’ thanks for sharing this wise perspective.

      I have discovered a WP app so hopefully back a bit more now!! 😉

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