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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The Gift of Leadership

TL;DR:

  • There are five aspects to the gift of leadership. We need to see potential, believe in others, nurture the skill, teach leadership explicitly, and then we must provide opportunities to empower them to lead.
  • Leadership is a skill that needs to be developed. Just like all teachers are leaders, all students are leaders too.
  • Notice, name, and nurture. Show gratitude for leadership qualities seen in class.
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