I considered crying today while I was reading my students journals (which for those of you who don’t know me [everyone on tumblr]… is a huge deal)
Long story short, I was asking my Grade 9 students what they had to offer the world. And of 25 students only 3 said they had something to offer. The rest said that they had nothing to offer, one student even said that the world would be better off without her in it.
They all BROKE my heart.
I need to do something about this, but I have no idea how to teach self worth and how to build confidence?!? I am fortunate that I have always been a very confident person (it helps that my gifts are in things that society values; brains, athletics, etc.).
I can’t imagine living a life that you honestly thought was worthless!
Where do I go from here? Where do I even start?