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Belongingness and Student Life

By: Jim Fox

“How do these kids find belonging and community in the somewhat chaotic environment that is high school?”

This is the question I found myself asking last June as I sat behind the lectern in room 103, interacting with the Juniors and Seniors in Mrs. Grafmiller’s Psychology course.

For the past 4 years I’ve been lucky enough to every now and again fill-in as a substitute teacher at Shoreline Christian. Last June my career in the substitutionary arts reached a new high when I became a long-term sub and was able to actually “teach” Psychology for a few weeks. Down in room 103 I started wondering how these very different kids from very different families and very different churches were able to find a sense of belonging as they navigated from classroom to classroom.      Read more >> about Belongingness and Student Life

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