Today I was reminded about the importance of bridges. Not the steel kind but the relational kind; the kind that can lead to “yes” or “no”. Deep or surface. Success or failure. The kind of bridge that says, “you are wanted…you are needed.” Each word we speak can build an impenetrable connection or create a vast crevasse. Sometimes the weight of our humanness brings on temporary amnesia but ultimately, we are drawn back to the reason why we became a teacher in the first place.
The bridges. Always the bridges.