With the first day of school approaching fast, or for some of you the first month of school has already begun. There is tons and tons to do the first month of school.
But along with all the PHYSICAL stuff we’ve got to get done, there’s also the EMOTIONAL side of us that often takes a back seat before school starts and during the first month of school.
I want to SPEAK LIFE into YOU if you are feeling like this year will be an uphill battle because of certain students and what other teachers have said about them.
What am I about to say to you...is what all our Unstoppable Literacy Club teachers will receive on a daily basis from me.
So the next time you start feeling this way about any of your students, I want you to say this, or write down what I’m about to say so that you can read to yourself at school.
This school year, ALL my students will begin with a FRESH start with me. Other teachers or staff members have seen my class roster and have warned me about some particular students. I’m not going to allow these negative comments about my wonderful students to taint my perception before I even meet them or really get to know them.
Now name the student and what the other teacher said about them; and reverse to a positive statement. Here’s an example:
I’m going to use my son’s name as the student.
I know there is so much physical stuff to get done before school begins or during the first month of school. But please remember to not forget about your emotional side to your profession and take care of that too.
Your new students will amaze and surprise you this year,