Friday, November 14, 2014

5 Lessons I'm Glad I Learned (30 Day Blogging Challenge #14)

Today's prompt:

List five things you are grateful to have learned in your teaching career.

1.  Students remember more about the stories we share and the way we've made them feel than they do about the grades they've received, the lessons we've planned, or how hard we worked.  

2.  Practicing self-compassion for your own shortcomings and mistakes can make you a more compassionate human being and a better teacher.

3.  Taking care of yourself is a non-negotiable if you want to care for students and be effective in the classroom.

4.  Achieving synergy with a collaborative partner is rare, but magical.

5.  Inspiration is only a click or a tweet away.

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