TREE: Transforming Rural Experience in Education Update

About a decade ago, as I flipped through a catalog of classroom supplies, I saw a poster of a young woman, suitcase in hand, looking out over an aquamarine sea. Written across the sky were the words: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust.” I ordered the poster, and it hung on the wall of my school counseling office for many years. It was a helpful reminder for all of us working with students to be “emotional detectives,” and not assume that, when students  were withdrawn or acting out, these were behavioral choices