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Let’s Be Positive! March 21, 2013

Filed under: Inspirational — jub574 @ 12:23 pm

Our job as teachers is to open the door and create a welcoming environment for our students, I believe one of the ways to start this to make sure we are thinking positively and teaching our students to do the same.  Creating a positive and happy atmosphere is easier said than done, it is something that we need to focus on daily.  Thinking about your students and knowing that their time at school might just be the best part of their days should be motivation to  lead a positive thinking environment.  This article has some tips for teaching children to think positively  and shows us the benefits of positive thinking.  Having positive classroom behaviour is key and this article provides helpful hints for laying the foundation for positive classroom behaviour.

We can find many things that are going wrong in the world everyday, but sometimes we need to dig for the happiness that is also part of our world!  Spend sometime looking and remembering the happy parts of your life and the lives of others around you ….. remember life is beautiful!  Watch Soul Pancake and see how strangers smile and create a positive memory in their lives!

 

2 Responses to “Let’s Be Positive!”

  1. Greg Says:

    This reminds me of an interesting lecture that I heard the other day by Professor Walker. It was on the importance of hope. You have reminded me how important postivity is in terms of class management.
    One thing I somewhat disagree with in the article that you linked to on “postivie classroom behaviour” is the idea of going through all the rules at the beginning of the class. Although, I think this is somewhat important. I think we have to be careful not to overdo this. I agree that students need to know the rules and norms of the class, but a lot of this can be done through modelling. I wonder how differently this should look from early elementary school to high school.

  2. Allison de Hoop Says:

    This reminds me of several things from my life recently. I attended a session related to the psychology of happiness when I attended a recent conference. I also watched a presentation by a colleague in a class on the same topic. Very important to remember!


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