Today I did something I have never done before...I walked a student down to the office to hand off to the assistant principal. I felt good as I quickly made the decision, I felt good as I explained the reason and I felt even better when the student returned to me - different and obviously ready to change. What a relief, I cannot believe how much so. I let go of my strong hold on the idea that I was going to be able to fix this situation and asked for help. Kudos and props to my admin, because they were right there to give it.
I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, but I have a good feeling about the "different" student I will have next week. (I hope I am not jinxing myself). Well, I can't predict the future but today sure felt better than many of the other days I have had with this student. I can ride this high for awhile.
A-ha: Change happens when you learn something, not when you know something. I know to ask for help, but today I learned to ask for help.
Reminder: It is true, they just want love.