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I Can Do This!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  
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VBA2009 10/22/2014 9:54AM

    YOU can do this!!! Push all those excuses aside and make it happen :)

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JCLJR4547 10/22/2014 7:05AM

  RIGHT ON!

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OSDOWNS 10/22/2014 6:45AM

    Yes!

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Hard Work

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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JO88BAKO 10/21/2014 8:02PM

    So true. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I used to help teach preschool, 4 year olds. I'm sure all the kids you have taught over the years have been lucky to have you for their teacher. Do something nice for yourself!

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LOPEYP 10/21/2014 1:08PM

    oh yah!

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RICKHANN 10/21/2014 8:17AM

    I should be skiing with similar surroundings soon. emoticon

Thanks for the post.

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PATSYB7 10/21/2014 6:35AM

    This is so true and we are worth the effort! Keep Sparking!

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ELRIDDICK 10/21/2014 6:20AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Recommitted

Monday, October 20, 2014

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LOPEYP 10/21/2014 1:10PM

    My best workouts are those where I "crush" myself! emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 10/20/2014 8:31PM

    Serious fun! True!
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Feeling Good

Sunday, October 19, 2014


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BRENDAB74 10/19/2014 8:37PM

    Hello There to you & I really like that saying that you had put on your page too!!!!!!
And I also hope you also have a really Good Week Too!!!!!!
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    truth

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Happens Every Time!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

I started teaching summer school a week and a half ago. I have these 9 kids only 3 hours a day 4 days a week for 4 weeks. I love to teach, but these nine kids mostly spend the time looking blankly at something. I depend a lot on building relationships, but there isn't enough time in this situation. While I have not regretted agreeing to do this, I was basically thinking just get this over and I can get on to the "main event" - fall. Yesterday only 4 of them showed up. I was upset at first, but it was such a luxury getting to know those 4 a little bit better. After summer school, I went to the office and my class list for the fall was in my mailbox. I didn't get any of these kids I was teaching this summer. I am extremely disappointed. I guess my message is that you are may not always be enthusiastic at first about something, but give it time, and enthusiasm might happen or return. The kids yesterday seemed happy for the first time and I was happy.



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Can't wait to start today to see enthusiasm! Now I have to remember to withhold judgement and not worry about what other people say about my fall class, like I have the 5 worst behavior problems from K! Build relationships and enthusiasm (although that may take some time, since at least one of them lays on the floor and screams and another throws chairs). Seriously!

Pushing through the tough times in life requires hard work and enthusiasm, which in turn leads to success!

  
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HEALTHFORFUTURE 9/14/2013 11:43PM

  Thank you for commenting on my blog - not only because I needed the encouragement and acknowledgement to help me recommit to getting healthy - but because it lead me to your blog!

Part of me wonders if the chair throwing and shenanigans aren't preferable to the blank stares. How do you engage someone who is so shut off that they can hardly even acknowledge you?

I hope that the first weeks of school have been an exciting time. I love the emphasis you place on enthusiasm. So perfect for a elementary school teacher! The most important lesson for the earliest grades is to be enthusiastic about learning and new experiences.

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GRACIEC 8/9/2013 12:21PM

    Teaching - the greatest profession in the world!

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MAGGIEVAN 8/8/2013 3:44PM

    I admire any person willing to work with children.

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JACKIE542 8/8/2013 1:32PM

    I have helped in classrooms many times and have witness kids doing just what you said (throwing chairs and such) I am so happy they have such a dedicated and caring teacher, they will remember your enthusiasm!! emoticon emoticon

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KIMPY225 8/8/2013 9:22AM

    Keep doing what you are doing! Stay strong - some of the kids WILL remember your positivity!

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BLUENOSE63 8/8/2013 9:06AM

  Even if you end up with just one child going through the process; you have made a difference in that child's life.

I think you are great at what you do and kids are richer for your wonderful teaching techniques.



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MOTHEPRO 8/8/2013 7:11AM

    Good luck!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 8/8/2013 7:07AM

    If even one child catches your enthusiasm and it makes a difference in their lives it is worth it. I think these children were lucky to have you a part of their summer experience.

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DMEYER4 8/8/2013 6:47AM

  you are such a great teacher and the nine kids are lucky to have you. its great you can look on the inside and find something to work with. keep up the great work. you are much appreciated.

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MFBUTTERFLY 8/8/2013 6:40AM

    Just wondering how much improvement you're going to see this year ... I bet it is going to be lots! They are going to feed off of your energy. It's going to be a GREAT year!

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PATSYB7 8/8/2013 6:39AM

    I agree with Glenn and you may never know what kind of impact you're having on your kids. They know when you're just going through the motions, too. I keep reminding myself that I am making a difference in their lives. That helps. Hang in there--these kids are lucky to have such a caring teacher in their lives!


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WEARINGTHIN 8/8/2013 6:33AM

    Sometimes it's just those one or two kids you get through to who really make the difference. Good luck, Glenn

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