SEL and You
Happy Thoughts :)
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