The Gift of Calm: It’s an Art and a Science!

TL;DR:

  • Control and clarity: With self-discipline, we can control emotions. Have the clarity to see that some things are out of our control.
  • Appreciation and attitude of positivity: Be grateful for what you have and choose to be positive.
  • Live and learn: With life experiences, you can see there are things out of your control. Learn from it. Children can learn by watching adults show calmness.
  • Mindfulness: Be able to see the situation as a moment in time. 
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S.P.R.I.N.G. into Savoring Breaks

TL;DR:

  • Savor Breaks – Don’t just enjoy your breaks but truly savor them!
  • Protect your time to take care of yourself by taking more breaks throughout your day.
  • Relationship – Know yourself and ask, “Is this serving me?”
  • Introspection – Dive into yourself, discover who you are, and how you best take care of yourself.
  • Nurture – Cultivate love, joy, and positivity.
  • Gratitude is a gift that is meant to be shared. Develop relationships by sharing gratitude as a way to savor your break.
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The Gift of Love: A Piece of Our Heart

TL;DR:

  • We give our students many things but the greatest gifts we can give are our love and our heart.
  • Give students a piece of our heart by giving them a visual reminder as a gift.
  • Put your heart into what you do and share your love with students. There can be a lasting impact.
  • Speak life through the words you choose to say. Uplift others with your words of kindness, gratitude, and empathy. Words matter so choose them mindfully and with intention.
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