Day 9

Today is about the "staff room"... lunch is my only time in the day when I get to know more about my co-workers on a personal level.

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  1. Well, I have to say again, I couldn't agree more. It is so refreshing to see people as themselves, and not talk about school at all in the lunchroom. I also like it when you come to lunch; that way I get to know you better.

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  2. I see the staff room as having the potential to uplift but also deflate the attitudes and feelings of all staff. Sometimes people need to just vent, get something off their chest, and that's fine but it needs to stop at that. Time spent with colleagues should be a time to support each other, yet there is a fine line between asking for support and simply being negative and whiney. The best part of the staff lunchroom is the silliness, the laughter, the off the cuff messing around that leaves everyone exhausted yet rejuvenated from laughter. So, while I respect that people at times need to just say one or two things to get it off their chest, I always look forward to helping that person leave the staff lounge in a better mood than what they entered it in.

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