I am repeating a topic that seems to come into my Wednesday Thoughts each year. This week, it seems appropriate as we move into the last few months of this school year. The topic is about asking for what you desire as a student and what help you need to accomplish your goals. Another way of thinking about it is advocating for yourself. Each one of us, as we try to learn something new, need to be able explain to others what help we need now. I will ask students” Have you asked for help? Have you reminded your teachers what is hard for you? Have you stated “ I find writing hard( if that is the issue) and how can you help me become a better writer?. Each time you state what you need, you are advocating for yourself. Wow, what a great feeling!