It’s no secret that being in high school can be pretty rough.
There is a lot of pressure and stress put on teenagers throughout high school to work extremely hard, participate in extracurricular activities, and get into a good college. It’s no wonder teens are always exhausted and anxious all of the time. One teacher caught a student of his sleeping in his class–and, instead of reprimanding her, he did something different.
People online we thanking Monte for being the kind of teacher the world definitely needs right now–teaching empathy and compassion.
Sometimes in life, giving someone a break and showing them compassion and understanding will go a lot further than trying to make an example of them or teach them a lesson. Allowing teens and students to know your classroom is a safe environment and you are a teacher who is understanding will pay off in the long run–and, will make you a better teacher overall.