“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”― William Arthur Ward
Thanks to you all. Happy Thanksgiving!
I taught my morning class. I saw a pregnant student coming in for class. I asked if anyone had injuries or concerns. No one said anything. I went through class as I normally would. Whenever there was something that was not conducive for pregnancy I would walk over to my one pregnant student to show her a modification. It was a great class; super fun.
At the end of class...
"Could you please confirm you're pregnant?" everyone sort of looked at me funny; she was eight months pregnant. She said yes.
"Okay, so the reason why I asked is because as a teacher you never assume someone is pregnant. Wait until your student tells you. I say that because there was a time in my life I was REALLY out of shape; REALLY out of shape. I remember taking a class the teacher came up to me and asked, "Are you pregnant?" I just looked at her and said nope. I'm just out of shape.
The class laughed; some had similar stories that happened to them or someone they knew.
But, yes, never assume someone is pregnant; she might not be. You can always teach modifications without drawing attention to them.
“No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.”― Alexander Pope
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.”― Dr. Seuss
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”― Nelson Mandela
“We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”― Barbara de Angelis
“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what... Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
― Mark Victor Hansen
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