As I prepare to introduce Frodo, Bilbo, Sam, (and the rest of the Hobbits) Gandalf, Legolas, and Aragorn to new students this year, a thought occurred to me. The Fellowship of the Ring is similar in structure to our schools. Here's how:
If you're expecting this to be a therapeutic post, then I hope you find it meets your expectations. If you are hoping it takes the place of actual therapy, then this likely isn't the post you need. I will, however, structure it loosely like a typical television show therapy session. Let's examine ways to handle the stress of educational situations that are not emergencies and do not require the services of an actual therapist or doctor.