Trudi Wolfe shares two strategies she uses to keep from getting discouraged as a school counselor: planting seeds and gathering treasures.
We were curious about the poems that made such an impression on Trudi’s students, so we asked about them.
The poems come from the self-esteem curriculum called “Free the Horses.” It is quite old now as it was published in the early 80’s, but it is the best self-esteem curriculum that I have ever used.
This poem comes from when the main character is wanting to give up:
You can do it.
It may take time,
But stick with it
And you’ll be fine.
This poem comes from when a character is dealing with a bully:
Think clear, think bringt.
Feel the sun in my heart just right.
Your words can’t hurt
No matter what you say
Because in my mind
I know that I am okay!
The poems may not look much as they stand alone, but when in context as the characters go through a magical adventure, they have more meaning.