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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of May 26th

posted May 28, 2019, 4:56 PM by Courtney Richardson
Feeling Discouraged? Look back! 
Are you an optimist or a pessimist? I lean heavily toward optimism, but I have to admit there are times when I get discouraged, especially when students don’t make the progress I expect. How can we maintain optimism despite the daily setbacks and frustrations of teaching? I’m convinced it’s by looking back. When you’re feeling down, remember those children you thought would never make it, the ones who gave you the most sleepless nights. Then remember the elation you felt when those same kids finally made a breakthrough and began to progress. Keep looking back! Teachers not only make a difference, teachers ARE the difference! We must never let ourselves forget that.