Posts tagged encouragement
Posts tagged encouragement
Continue to push yourself , because you will continue towards your goals if you do.
I love this! This is a project done by some of my students who are health conscious and want to help students with body image and how they feel about themselves. I hope you will encourage them. I love this picture and am saving it to my ipad.
A diver has a very personal moment of dejection at the bottom of the pool during the 2012 CCCA Swimming and Diving State Championships at East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Monterey Park, CA. (Photo by Suzanne Tylander © 2012) This particular photo represents an emotional moment rarely caught underwater. This particular diver was expected to win the entire event. The diver knew as soon as he hit the water his form was flawed and that he might have just lost it all. I was fortunate enough to witness this moment as it was unfolding underwater. I captured the sequence of emotion just a split second after he hit the water and began to sink to the bottom with a sense of defeat written in his body language This was the image I chose from the series. I have felt this emotion and disappointment before as many athletes do. My chance to capture it underwater was rare but beautiful. It is a moment no competitive athlete wants to relive but something important that many of us can relate to. It is raw and human and real.
Life is so like this. But we swim up to dive another day or we literally drown in self pity.
“Duty is a very personal thing. It is what comes from knowing the need to take action and not just a need to urge others to do something.”
How often do we sit around and yell for others to do something? Would we do this if we saw a child drowning? Save the child if you see the child drowning!
This is what we must remember. I believe that when God has put it upon my heart to clearly see a need that I am to be part of meeting that need. Rallying others to action is just a part, first I must rally myself.
To sit around and see an unmet need when I can handle it myself is like my children listening to the phone ring without getting up to answer it. If it is ringing and you hear it, answer. Likewise, if the need of another is ringing in your ear, get up and answer.
My wish is for every child to have 1 to 1. For everyone 1 to have 1 person to loves them. Be the one, teacher, be that one.
Sometimes a community is hit so hard with grief, the air is thick and everyone is a bit heavy hearted. This is my hometown right now. But I’ve also found that these are the times we start stopping to talk and are kinder and more patient.
Each day is a gift. Each person is a treasure.
Last week I took 3 hours to write comments on every child’s report card. I didn’t want them to think they were just a number. I want each of them to know they are special. I love them and let me be the one to show them that they matter and are very important.
Be that teacher to show kids that they matter.
BE THE TEACHER. BE THE HERO. I love you, teachers, YOU ROCK.
This website has a cute free poster with positive thoughts. This was printed and put in our teacher’s breakroom last week and everyone loves it. People are tearing off a thought and putting it in their pocket. I’m printing some for my classroom but am planning to have students design one for use somewhere in their life where people need encouragement. It will require a bit of graphic design, but I have room in my 9th grade course for that. Great idea.
A ‘can do’ attitude is the key to a healthy lifestyle, University of Melbourne economists have determined.
Researchers from the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research analysed data on the diet, exercise and personality type of more than 7,000 people. The study found those who believe their life can be changed by their own actions ate healthier food, exercised more, smoked less and avoided binge drinking.
Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark, Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, said those who have a greater faith in ‘luck’ or ‘fate’ are more likely to live an unhealthy life. “Our research shows a direct link between the type of personality a person has and a healthy lifestyle,“ she said.
Professor Cobb-Clark hoped the study would help inform public health policies on conditions such as obesity. “The main policy response to the obesity epidemic has been the provision of better information, but information alone is insufficient to change people’s eating habits,” she said.
“Understanding the psychological underpinning of a person’s eating patterns and exercise habits is central to understanding obesity.” The study also found men and women hold different views on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Men wanted physical results from their healthy choices, while women were more receptive to the everyday enjoyment of leading a healthy lifestyle. Professor Cobb-Clarke said the research demonstrated the need for more targeted policy responses. “What works well for women may not work well for men,” she said. “Gender specific policy initiatives which respond to these objectives may be particularly helpful in promoting healthy lifestyles.”
Your “can” is the secret to whether you CAN. Can you do it? Those who think they can, can. If you think you can’t, you’re right too. As the old adage says, whether you think you can or think you can’t - you’re right.
A teacher’s job is never done. I want you to know, dear teacher, that you matter. You are enough. Your best is good enough. It has to be. You can’t give any more than you have to give. Love the kids. Do what you can do and then leave it behind.
I’m speaking to you out of my heart right now. As I sit here completely spent after 6 days of working from dark to dark, it is easy to feel hopeless and like it is never done and like I’m just not good enough the fact is that it is OK.
I’m tired and not thinking straight. I need some chair therapy and some time with my husband (who has been gone this week.)
I just want you to know that YOU ARE IMPORTANT. You matter. Your work is important and you are part of the nobility of this world.
YOU MATTER so take care of yourself (and I will too). It is easy to get down and upset, but this most often happens when we’re exhausted.
YOU ROCK, teacher. I love and appreciate every single one of you noble, amazing people. If we teachers don’t respect each other and lift each other up - we sure can’t expect everyone else to.
There’s something to be said for the old song “nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen” b/c it is true. Nobody knows… except another teacher.
You rock. You matter. You’re VERY important. Rest and come back strong on Monday.