What a nightmare! (Words for difficult situations)

Let’s hope the week ahead is free of difficulties and stress!

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by Kate Woodford

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Whether we like it or not, we all have to deal with things that annoy us or cause difficulties and stress. Sadly, it is part of life. This post won’t stop you from having to deal with these things, but it will at least give you a range of words and phrases for talking about them in English!

Let’s start with some single words that refer to different types of problem. A predicament is a bad situation that is difficult to get out of: She’s trying to find a way out of her financial predicament.

A dilemma is a situation in which you have to make a difficult choice between two different things: Now he has been offered the other job, which puts him in a bit of a dilemma.

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22 Ways to Build Intentional Relationships With Your Students

Great tips to keep student engagement

Student trust plays a tremendous role in how well students learn and how much effort they will put in towards work. Wonderful advice and tips for any educator.

1. Know your students’ names. When you use someone’s name, you’re recognizing their identity. It’s simple, but it helps your students know that they’re being seen.

2. Recognize something that your students like.

3. Notice something about your students. “‘Hey, I love your blouse. It’s really pretty.’

4. Ask your students about their experience in after-school activities.

5. If a student is late (or acting up), check in with them. ‘Hey, I’ve seen that you’ve been late for the past couple days. What’s going on? Do you need some help with anything?'”

6. When you’re having conflict with a student, use that as an opportunity.

7. Have your students address you by your first name. This helps humanize you to your students.

8. Know that it takes time to build relationships.

9. Be open, honest, and vulnerable with your students.

10. Bring your personality into your advisory.

11. Help your students learn that not knowing the answer is OK.

12. Guide your students to become resources for each other.

13. Make sure you take care of yourself.

Learn More Advisory: 22 Ways to Build Relationships for Educational Success

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