Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The secret of education lies in respecting the student”.
What are you doing on a daily basis to promote respect in your classroom? What opportunities are you providing for students to demonstrate respect? How are you being proactive to both demonstrate respect and set a tone for respect?
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.”
Remember to encourage each other to live each day to the fullest. What are you doing to celebrate each day with your students?
Jim Rohn once said, “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is an education to turn him around.”
Think about any students you feel might be headed down the wrong road. What educational opportunities are your providing in an effort to educate. What supports are you providing to turn these students around?