I trembled and decided I could not do that, as it could have had grave consequences for me. So, instead, I called the student in, reviewed our district’s policy on gangs, and we came up with a plan to which he agreed. The next morning and every morning until his eyebrow grew back, he came to my office at 8am and filled in his eyebrow with a new eyebrow pencil which I had purchased. Not only did he follow the plan because he was treated with dignity, but he came by just to say hi. I may have been nervous, but I wasn’t scared. I did the right thing and created a relationship with a student based on dignity and caring.
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