I’ve written a post before about how to help kids who break the mold – who don’t fit in and who fight the way that things are “supposed to be.” Call them stubborn, headstrong, spirited, whatever you want. Regardless of … Continue reading
I found this awesome quote on Pinterest the other day. Unfortunately, it didn’t list the author and I couldn’t find an author after googling it either. If anyone knows who said it, please let me know! *Update* Thanks to a … Continue reading
Student I’ve never met: “Are you a kid? Or are you an adult?” Sometimes even I don’t know the answer to that one!! I couldn’t help but laugh today when a kindergarten student at our school asked me this question. … Continue reading
I recently found a game on Pinterest that involves rolling 2 dice – 1 with an emotion word on it, and the other with an animal. Students then get to take turns acting out a sad cat, excited mouse, nervous … Continue reading
“Children learn best when they like their teacher and they think their teacher likes them.” – Gordon Neufeld
“Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.”
– Oprah Winfrey
“If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.” – Haim Ginott
Me: Sorry guys. I can’t keep you for recess. I have another group coming in.
2nd Graders: That’s ok. We have plans for recess.
Me: Oh, you do?
2nd Graders: Yeah! The girls are chasing us.
Wouldn’t want to miss that!
Student: My leg is swollen. I have to go to the hospital after school to get it x-rated.
Me: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that!
Me (thinking): I didn’t realize hospitals were doing that now. They really are becoming full-service!