The Struggle is Real
Going to school every morning can be a struggle some days. You want to lean over and throw your alarm out the window. You may stub your toe getting out of bed, spill part of your breakfast (whether it be a solid or liquid), or even put your clothes on the wrong way.
When days like this happen, you know it is usually not a good omen for what will transpire at school. Your drive to work is filled with “What else can go wrong today?” Just the thought of entering the building sometimes is enough to want you to stay in your car and listen to that one last song a little bit longer.
When these terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days occur, what can we do as educators to stop them in their tracks? Is there a way to start the day on a positive note?
Well, we sure think so! From the moment you step out of your car and walk toward your school, it is time to stop and say to yourself, “I am here for my students. My students are depending on me to not only teach them, but to care about them as well.”
No matter how crappy of a morning you have had up to that point, your invisible superhero cape is wrapped around your neck. Your superpower is teaching and it is time to shine!
OK, maybe we got carried away a little bit here, but it is true. Those students are counting on you to be your best each and every day. We all know that is a hard standard to live up to each and every day. But we have to try.
Need Some Inspiration?
One of the things that we have done recently is upon entering our classroom is read an inspiring quote that helps us get focused for the day. We didn’t think a simple saying could do the trick, but it has. A daily reminder of who we are and why we teach is powerful.
That is why we created a set of 30 inspirational and motivational quotes for you. They would be great to print out and display in your classroom. Or you could keep them as a digital file and look at every day. We know it has made a positive difference in our attitude. And isn’t that what this is all about?
If we can start the day knowing that we make a difference, that will positively impact our students’ lives.
You can find the inspirational quotes by clicking here or on the image below.
Thank you for all that you do for the children you work with each and every day!
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