Marcel Proust once said, “Let us be GRATEFUL to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls BLOSSOM.”

What have you done recently to show your students and/or families how grateful you are for working with them? What are you doing to make your students and/or families happy? What are you doing to cultivate your student’s growth and success? Take a minute to invite your parents in to share all the successes.



While this is a time to celebrate with the close of yet another school year, we must always remember to take time and reflect on our practices this year.  While reflecting can be difficult for some, it is also very rewarding, especially when the results that we want are finally achieved.

Take time this week to reflect on the last semester.  What kinds of things could you improve upon for the upcoming school year?  What might be one thing that you can start with on the first day?  What could you implement within the first week?  What will be one major change you will make for the first units if instruction?


These are the magic years….and therefore magic days…and therefore magic moments.

What are you doing to bring magic into your day to day teaching?  What are you doing to spark a magical moment in your student’s lives?  What is one thing you  can do to end the school year on a magical note?


What is in your Heart?

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

What are you doing to make sure that every day is the “best” for kids?  What are you doing to make sure parents and/or families can have the best school experience ever?


Be Happy

Dalai Lama XIV once said’ “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

This particular quote has really resonated with me all week.  In addition to being a teacher, we are expected to play many different roles on any given day.  While this may not always be easy, it certainly is rewarding.

What have you done recently to make a child happy?  What have you done recently to show compassion for a student and/or family?


Dream On

Harriet Tubman once said “Every great DREAM begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the STRENGTH,  the PATIENCE, and the PASSION to reach for the stars to CHANGE the world.”

Have you taken the opportunity to listen to your students and let them share a dream? What have you done to help your students set goals to achieve their dreams?  What have you done to help your students stay strong and feel passionate about their dreams?

Be Still and Listen

Often times in our day to day teaching we are sent a message.  When we don’t hear those messages we get a lesson. When the lesson is not learned we get a problem. If we don’t handle the problem we get a full blown crisis.

What kinds of messages do your students send?  What kinds of lessons have you learned from your students? What kinds of problems have you encountered with your students? What have you done to prevent a crisis?  Think about one small change you can implement immediately to avoid another crisis and always remember to focus on the positive.