Grieving Students: What’s Your Role as a Teacher?

As a teacher you are a very important person in children’s lives, so when you encounter a grieving student you may wonder exactly what your role should be. While there is no fool-proof method for helping a child through this difficult time, there are some things you can do to make their time at school a little easier.

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The National Alliance for Grieving Children has put together a simple and informative guide for teachers who are dealing with grieving students. Overall, they say that what kids need most is for you to be there for them by letting them talk about their fears, concerns and feelings. They need to feel safe and not judged by peers or supervisors.

To see the full guide, click here:

http://www.childrengrieve.org/sites/default/files/spiritweb/A%20Guide%20for%20Teachers%20about%20Grieving%20Students.pdf  

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