Trees of Transition

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Respect and Hope

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Today has been a weird day—because of seeing people’s responses to the election in the USA. My students, mainly Hispanic, had many negative responses; since some of them seemed antagonistic, I just let them talk with each other about the election. However, my last class seemed just honestly wondering about why the President elect would say such mean things about women. I helped this smaller class of students unpack that question, ending with the challenge that even if they don’t like what happened, they still need to respect whoever the people choose to be President and to pray for him. My last words in that discussion were, “Prayer changes things.” 
We can choose to respect, pray, and hope. 
-Mary Hope
Copyright 2016

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Author: mary.campbell.schuh

Hello Friends, A curious, kind, practical, and energetic writer, wife, mother, and teacher is one way to describe me. I enjoy thinking about transitions--in schools, churches, families, relationships, and even countries. I'm passionate about learning, and I love working with people. Stop by often to see which kind of transition I'm thinking about, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Peace! ~Mary Hope

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