I had written a completely different newsletter to send to you today, but then I read the latest blog post from my colleague Sarah Brown Wessling
. It brought a very deep sadness right to my core. Two schools in her Iowa district had to face a horrible tragedy this past week - the death of two students in less than 36 hours.
One of the students was in Sarah's class. I ask that you take the time to read her very personal story
of sharing the pain and grief with her students. It's something none of us ever want to face in a classroom, but should you ever have to - Sarah's story may help lead the way for coping with it.