What to do When a Student is Crying in Your Class

College students do it too.

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I’ve been teaching composition at a community college since 2001.

During that time, I have been faced with quite a few crying students.

What is the proper way to deal with this?

Resist the urge to grab and hug them!



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Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander


English professor, yoga teacher, failed Greek Orthodox. Searching for wisdom, clarity, and a fresh bag of circus peanuts.