When is this advice worth remembering?
On that day when little Zigfried has asked for his fifth bandaid in one period (with nary a blood droplet in sight), or young Esmerelda has just used a pen on a Scantron (for the third time), or Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball has mysteriously blasted from Winifred's "pocket," during a teachable moment.
It's not always easy to be positive. Sometimes kids wear away at your patience like sandpaper on silk. But it is essential to find the good in each and every one. And it's important to let parents know that you recognize and appreciate the good in each child, despite their quirks. So this year I'm going to display this sign during parent-teacher conferences. I'll use the envelopes to send home one positive note per student during the school year.
Every child is someone's whole world. When is this advice not worth remembering?
Do you have any creative ways of showing appreciation for your students?