An educator has melted hearts on social media where she revealed what she did to a student of hers caught sleeping in class.
@raediancee wrote: “I let one of my students sleep yesterday during class. She NEVER sleeps in my class so I figured something was up. This morning she kept thanking me for letting her rest. Turns out her 2 year old was sick and was in the ER all night. Moral: have compassion for your students.”
Her blew up to the point that it got 100k likes and 18k retweets. However, some Twitter users criticized her for encouraging laziness in her students.
She revealed that she wasn’t getting enough rest because her family was rendered homeless at a certain point. She added that when her guidance counselor noticed, she did what she could do to render some help.
She continued: “I say all of this to say: I never “looked homeless” & many of my teachers never knew I was homeless. Yet, I was. And I was struggling. But because of the compassion of my guidance counselor, I was able to manage my schooling better.
“I currently teach women who are: homeless, being abused, preparing to give their child up for adoption, single parenting 6 children under 8 years old, and the list goes on. If I’m not human enough to recognize their individual situations, I shouldn’t be teaching.”
Read her entire thread below.