Education, Educators, ex-Navy SEAL, K through 12, kidnapper, Matter of Trust, Parent, Professional development, psychic ability, romantic suspense, sixth sense, Star Trek: The Next Generation, teacher, teacher's intuition
Do you have a special sixth sense? A sort of knowing that everyone doesn’t share? Teachers, some teachers, at any rate, have what I’ve come to call “teacher’s intuition.” It’s something that I see and experience everyday at school. Some teachers have that extra something that helps them to understand their students. Maybe it is an empathy developed by years of being there and seeing the kids. Or maybe it is something they came equipped with, that knowing when something just isn’t right.
I’ve seen cases where a teacher intervened and found a child had been abused. Other times that extra teacher’s intuition led to the information that the child was going hungry because there was no food at home due to sudden hardship befalling the family.
Teacher’s intuition is not unlike a mother’s intuition. In fact, it is probably the same sense, because many teachers are also mothers. Or maybe I should say parent’s intuition, because fathers too often know when their child is in danger.
In my romantic suspense novel, A Matter of Trust, Jolie Wyngate experiences just such an intuition, but in Jolie’s case the sense goes a step further. Jolie knows things she shouldn’t know. She reads people and objects. Those skills are not cherished by school boards, making it hard for Jolie to keep her job when the media outs her as the psychic who found a kidnapped child. Now history is poised to repeat itself.
A Matter of Trust available from Sizzler Editions.