I’m an elementary school teacher in Toronto. Before that I played pro hockey, and having taught and coached for 10 years I’ve seen first hand just how difficult it is to be a kid. I’ve had children in my classroom as well as the dressing room just fall apart. They are bombarded with obstacles each and every day and unfortunately, they aren’t equipped with the strategies to overcome their adversity.
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