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If only hallways could talk.
Imagine if teachers had the ability to hear everything that students said during a school day. If school hallways could talk, oh the things they would say!
Over the years, I’ve overheard things in the hallways that would make most people blush, while at the same time, there have been stories that would break your heart.
There are so many insights we could take away from the hidden truths found within the halls of our schools. If we listen close enough, I think what we hear could transform our thinking and help us have an even greater impact in the long run.
I’m sure the secrets our hallways hold would remind us that our students are constantly watching us, and they never forget the things that are important to them.
They may not always recall specific facts or information, but when we share a personal story about our lives with them, they will remember it word for word for years to come.
Today, I want to encourage you to realize that YOU are a major influence in the lives of your students. No grade, lesson, or activity will ever take priority over the mentorship students seek from their teachers.
Listen in and focus on what you would hear if your school hallways could talk. You might just be reminded that…
Every student is observant.
Every student wants to be valued.
Every student wants to succeed.
And, as their teacher, they are secretly hoping that you can hear their whispers in the hallway and answer their call.
“Wednesday Wondering” to Ponder…
What messages do you think you would hear if your school hallways could talk?
This really resonated with me. I think we have to model how to handle tricky emotions like anger, frustration and fear in a real way. This week I am being authentic with my class by sharing frustrations about changes that have taken me by surprise and talking through how I will try to manage these is a positive way.
I am being authentic about the fact that my age is representative of the importance of valuing each day and making each moment of life and love blessings.
Hello! This is something I embraced early in my teaching career. I had days where I was so tired of role-playing, that I just couldn’t keep it up. I am as transparent as a window. I am honest and transparent with love and kindness. Thank you for this wondering… BE FEARLESSLY AUTHENTIC!!!
Thank you… this is just what I needed. I think mine is when I explain something and the lights go on one by one. That is a win-win. And I treasure those moments.
I am at my wall… This encouraged me today to keep going. No matter the wall I can still stand tall. One brick at a time. Thank you for this piece of encouragement!
We had a Literacy Week this week… I can definitely think of something to thank the teachers. And for the students… I can create a Certificate of Completion.
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