I See You
Fourth grader out on the playground who got punched hard at the back of the line (but no one saw you get hit because your class line was so long that your teacher was already in the building) – I see you
Kindergartener who doesn’t understand the lesson and gets yelled at for playing with your shoelace and turning around – I see you
First-grader who doesn’t know how to read but is being told to pick a book and sit and read it, and then gets yelled at when you’re playing with an eraser in your desk – I see you
Fifth-grader who missed the directions and was told, “how many times do I have to repeat the same thing to you” – I see you
Sixth-grader who wants to take dance lessons but your mom is asleep because she is heavily medicated for anxiety and depression – I see you
Third-grader who hears yelling, screaming, and cursing between your parents, when you are trying to sleep on a school night – I see you
Second-grader who went to school with no food and no option for clean clothing – I see you
Preschooler stranded outside with no clue what to do, with an adult left to care for you, standing there just as helpless as you – I see you
Children in need of asthma or diabetes (or any other) medication, who cannot access it (due to insurance-based or finance-based, or supply shortage issues) – I see you
I want to bring awareness and ask what we can do, and let all kids know that I am here and trying to help you! I see you!
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? I See a School Staff Member Looking Out for Me!
Rachel Wise is the author and founder of Education and Behavior. Rachel created Education and Behavior in 2014 for adults to have an easy way to access research-based information to support children in the areas of learning, behavior, and social-emotional development. As a survivor of abuse, neglect, and bullying, Rachel slipped through the cracks of her school and community. Education and Behavior hopes to play a role in preventing that from happening to other children. Rachel is also the author of Building Confidence and Improving Behavior in Children: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.
“Children do best when there is consistency within and across settings (i.e., home, school, community). Education and Behavior allows us to maintain that consistency.”