Kids These Days: A Game Plan For (Re)Connecting With Those We Teach, Lead, & Love by Jody Carrington
Seriously. In her work across Canada and the US, child psychologist Jody Carrington has met hundreds of kids, families, and their support systems. Regardless of where she’s traveled or the specific circumstances of these encounters, the message she’s received from concerned parents and educators has been the same: Our kids are okay only if those of us trying to support them are okay.
During a child’s development, educators become a crucial connection point, with the potential to make a huge impact on a student’s well-being. But are the educators okay? Jody Carrington believes that most great educators want to make a difference. However, many educators are finding it more and more difficult “these days” to love what they do. It’s time we did a better job of looking after them first. Plain and simple.
This book is for those who work in educational settings: our teachers, bus drivers, administrators, educational assistants, librarians, administrative assistants, and custodians. It’s also for anyone who leads, loves, and supports them. If you have a kid, work with a kid, or love a kid, you will find something inspiring in these pages, possibly even game-changing.