Look around you today.
There is a student who in front of you who desperately needs the world to slow down.
There is a student who needs someone to simply lean in, be present and listen with their whole heart.
Be that person.
Long after the front-of-the-room lessons have faded, memories of how you cared about them as people will remain.
Let them know they matter.
Be a safe harbor in the storm of their lives.
Lean in and listen.