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Strict Teacher

Strict Teacher
My teacher is always mean to us. I don't know if I can make it through the year. What should I do?

Reply from the Highlights Editors
Throughout your life you will run into people with whom you don't "click." Your teacher will be who he or she is for the rest of the year, so you need to work your hardest to make the best of the situation.

Is your teacher mean for a reason? Think about how you all behave. Are you acting in ways that don't go along with classroom rules? If so, work to change your behavior. You might find that your teacher isn't mean after all.

Look for the good things about your teacher. Is he or she a good artist or storyteller? Does the teacher organize activities that you enjoy? Sometimes, if we concentrate on the things that we like about a person, the things we dislike become less important.

Best wishes,
The Highlights Editors

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