Hopes and Dreams

As I begin the first day of school tomorrow, I am beginning to think about Hopes and Dreams for my new class.

I dream that I can create a learning environment in which they will all be successful in their own way. I hope to motivate, inspire, encourage, and celebrate.

What are your hopes and dreams for the new school year?



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.


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?


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?