SEL and You

Happy Thoughts :)

Staying Positive

With the school year in full swing, I wanted to use this flyer as a reminder to stay positive during the hard times and to continue building those positive connections with our students and each other.

It's hard to stay positive, especially during the hard times, when a student has pushed your buttons all day, every day, or things just don't seem to be going as planned. It's during those times that it is the most important to stay positive, and help to build up those around you. John Maxwell said it nicely when he said, "I may not be able to change the world I see around me, but I can change what I see within me." A simple smile, a hello, or small conversation may seem minuscule, but may make the world a difference to the other person.

We all recently participated in the dot activity, which I think is a powerful way to visually see the connections we have made with our students. Along with students, I think it's important to make those connections with our peers. We all have the same goal, student success. Although the way in which we teach may look different, and opinions differ, we are all on the same journey. "You hold the power to make another person's life better or worse by the things you do today." John Maxwell

Snap Your Joy

"When we focus on others instead of ourselves, when we notice someone else's bike instead of just polishing our own chrome, we make a connection. If you want to make a difference in the lives of others, find a way to be more successful at making meaningful connections. Being compassionate and loving, no matter how hard things are, will bring meaning and purpose to your own journey." Mark Scharenbroich

Thank You!

You are all doing an amazing job. Don't forget to take time out for yourself. Meditate, sing, dance, exercise, play air drums whatever it is you need to do to relax, find time to do so. This isn't an easy job, but we all do it for a reason, to make a difference. You all make a difference every day! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the students at Wolf's Crossing!