When teachers or other adults attempt to correct you do you feel frustrated? Does it feel like teachers are picking on you when you were not the only person in the class talking? Do you ever think that your parents like to talk to you about the same stuff over and over again? I understand these situations can be difficult. They may even be embarrassing especially if they are happening in front of a group of people. Just remember, your parents want you to be safe and successful. It is the job of your teacher to make sure that you understand what is being taught.
Sometimes, teachers are going to have to have difficult conversations with students. The purpose of these conversation isn’t to embarrass students. By having these conversations, teachers can help students make better decisions by pointing out poor decisions or mistakes. This is called correction and it is a good thing. When people take the time to correct their decision-making, they are making a wise investment of their time. It helps them avoid the consequences that come with poor decisions and mistakes. Adults have their own way of having these conversations. Some people are nice and calm. Others are more animated and raise their voice. Either way, it is all because they want you to be successful. If you don’t see it that way you’re missing the big picture. It’s like trying to watch a football game only looking at half of the field. Although you although you may experience a certain kind of feeling when the teacher or an adult is correcting you please remember that this correction is for your good. Focus on the big picture and learn how you can make better decisions and avoid mistakes.
MB (c/o 98)
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