Hope of a better tomorrow

At least monthly I see or hear and/ or work with people who experience tremendous tragedy and strife. It can bog me down. Teachers often ask, “How do you deal with suffering all the time?” I tell them that kids inspire me almost every single day.

I also believe that the information and books they are exposed to influences their world view of hope and happiness. Like the old adage “garbage in, garbage out “, the opposite is also true. So, go get into some good stuff and have fun!

 

Just around the corner is National School Psychologist Awareness Week 2015!

National School Psychologist Awareness Week 2015 will be celebrated from November 9-13, 2015, to focus public attention on the important role of school psychologists in promoting school and life success for students.  School psychologists work with students and teachers every day to promote wellness and resilience, reinforce communication and social skills, and increase achievement academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.

Political commentary video on recent comments made by Jeb Bush.

http://www.nasponline.org/assets/Documents/Research%20and%20Policy/SPAW/2015/2015-SPAW-Poster.pdf

Teachers are awesome

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
Carl Jung

I am so lucky to work with fantastic, caring, and dedicated teachers! Here are a few videos that can give a parallel peek into what I see in my schools. Thank an old teacher that inspired you.

Gratitude, Compliments, and the Commonality of People

As people come in go I am reminded of how alike we really are in so many different ways. This feel good post will walk you through Gratitude, Compliments, and Commonality of People by the good folks at Soul Pancake.

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Gratitude (Grab a hanky)

Compliments

Commonality of People