Holiday Gifts

To your enemy – forgiveness.

To your opponent – tolerance.

To a friend – your heart.

To your customer – service.

To all – charity.

To a child – a good example.

To yourself – respect.


Inspiration versus Defeat

Horace Mann once said, “A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.”

What opportunities are you providing for students to feel inspired? What are you doing to keep that sense of desire for learning alive in your students?


Goethe once said, “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.”

What kinds of opportunities are you providing for students and families to let their true potential shine? How are you making sure that all of your students are capable of being successful?

Reach Out and Share

Og Mandino once said, “Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in GIVING. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug.”

What are you giving to your students and/or parents? Make sure that you reach out, smile, and hug each and every day.