Prior to my
current work as a mental health therapist, I worked as an elementary school
teacher. At times I reflect upon that work experience. I thoroughly enjoyed
being a part of my students’ academic and social development.
Making A Difference To The Homeless
As we move
into winter I often reflect on the issue of homelessness. This is something most of us
will never have to experience in our lifetime.
inspired a couple of weeks ago by a young child who stunned me, actually, with
her awareness and feelings about homelessness. She explained to me how she feels sad when she
looks out of the car window and notices a homeless individual on a street corner asking for money.
With the approaching 2015-2016 school year, I would like to
reflect upon and address the issue of poverty and its’ impact on a child’s
learning. First, I would like to site some staggering statistics in Rochester.
- Rochester is the 5 poorest city in
- 32.9% of the metropolitan population of
Rochester are living below the federal poverty level
poverty increased from 46 percent to 50 percent. It was stated that Rochester
“is the only city of comparable size in the nation where more than half the
children live in poverty.
This week is
designated as Random Acts of Kindness Week. I have blogged about the importance
of this choice before; not with just a particular week of the year.But practicing this on a daily basis, as well.
that people who practice this are happier and more resilient; not to mention
the positive impact it can have on the receiver.
I would like to
add a different spin on this, at this time. Along with doing random acts of
kindness for others, make sure to also be kind to yourself.