that they learn, the place in which they learn it, the structure of their learning environment, as well as physical, social and emotional transitions.
What I sometimes forget is that families are also in transition at the same time as their children, each time transitions occur. Some families handle transitions more smoothly than others. Some families have moved, and therefore are
experiencing a greater transition.
Transitions affect children, and the way their families handle transitions affect children. Some children welcome transitions and change, eager to learn something new, others shy away and become insecure with themselves when faced with changes.
Not only are our children and their families in a state of transition as we begin a new school year, we are too! Some of us are transitioning
to a new grade level, a new building, new curriculum, or new team mates. We have
therefore been given an opportunity to model for the children appropriate and effective coping strategies to make each day a “best” day.
I welcome change. I look forward to all the transitions in my life. And maybe that is why Fall is my favorite time of the year and is home to many of my “best” days.