Warm Fuzzies

Strategies to encourage one another.

10 By 10 By 10 and 3 By 3 By 3

Take 10 seconds to reach 10 students with words of affirmation by 10 am.

Take 3 minutes to encourage 3 teachers with words of love and encouragement by 3 pm.

What makes balloons to go higher and higher?

A little boy accidentally let go of his balloon. It slowly rose higher and higher, the little boy turned to his dad and asked, "Dad, what makes the balloon go higher and higher?" The dad looked at his son and said, "Son, it is what is inside that takes the balloon higher."

Remember its whats inside that propels us forward and upward. Things like love, respect, humility, generosity, and did I say love?

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How full is your bucket?

Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket. The theory is based on the following principles:

— Everyone has an invisible bucket. We are at our best when our buckets are

overflowing – and at our worst when they are empty.

— Everyone also has an invisible dipper. In each interaction, we can use our

dipper either to fill or to dip from others’ buckets.

— Whenever we choose to fill others’ buckets, we in turn fill our own

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A glass full of stress.

A lecturer, when explaining stress management to a class, raised a glass of water and asked, "how heavy is this glass of water?" Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it."

"If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. "In each case, it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."

He continued, "And that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on." "As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the demands of life."

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Teachers touch the future.

Touch a rock,

you touch the past.

Touch a flower,

you touch the present.

Touch a child,

you touch the future.

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