There are many ways to establish and maintain relationships. These tips were previously shared on a Daily Drop In on August 17, 2021.
Tips: (1) See relationships as GIFTS. (2) GREET warmly and by name daily. (3) Show GRATITUDE. (4) Be GENUINE. Be you. (5) GO beyond by doing small things for others like offering help. (6) Make an INVESTMENT of time and effort into relationships. (7) Have a genuine INTEREST to learn more about others. (8) Be INTENTIONAL with every interaction to uplift others.
Challenge: When someone is placed in your heart or mind, reach out to tell them you’re thinking of them. Uplift them.
Ants appear to roam anywhere and everywhere outside but when they come inside your home, their purpose becomes more evident.
Ants are strong and tenacious. Educators can learn by studying them and being more like them. They know their WHY. Do you? If you haven’t thought about your WHY in a while, it’s time to revisit and rediscover. It will guide your practice and remind you of your purpose and mission.
We need to be more like ants—RELENTLESS! We need to do what we can to support students wherever they are because that’s how they come to us.
Educate like ants with intense collaboration and teamwork. Reflect and work on being better so that you and your community can work harmoniously together just like ants.
The practice of choosing One Word can be more effective than making New Year’s resolutions. One student chose the word CARE and he demonstrated it every day.
Begin to see kind and caring gestures for you as gifts of care because it deepens your gratitude and relationships.
Give the gift of care for others by not only thinking of them but taking action and showing you care. When someone is on your heart or mind, it’s for a reason. Reach out and tell them or check on them.
The gift of caring for yourself has grown to be a most talked about thing and so important for our well-being. Learn a variety of different ways below.