|Mrs. Dorfman sewed the little fleece fabric that remained from the sashes into a neck warmer.|
A new dimension has arisen: students as supporters in situations other than conflict. For example, when students are struggling with an issue and need to meet with an educator, they are invited to ask a friend or two to join. This intervention bring students "back to earth"; they become more reasonable, realistic, and reconciliatory when friends are present. Perhaps this is effective way of "saving face," which is so necessary for youth.
Champlain students' gifts come from somewhere. Years of their parents' and teachers' investment to understand and forgive them now shape their participation in helping each other. Thank you for laying the groundwork! It is an honor to watch our children grow and thrive.