153: Students Become What You Think

Teachers are busy people and oftentimes don’t realize that every interaction they have with a child shapes the self-concept of their students. Regardless of intention, what teachers THINK about a child can be expressed as an expectation that can damage or restore a child’s passion and potential. Tune in to hear solutions for how all teachers can ensure every interaction with students communicates sincere adoration and high expectations. Quotables Every interaction sends a message Send the expectation that we are spending our time wisely It’s not that the other teacher is better than you, they just figured out how to jive with that kid Every kid needs to know they have potential, end of story No matter what our kids want to be or do, we have to encourage them to chase it You want kids to leave your classroom thinking, “My teacher always believed in me, even when I dreamed crazy” Book recommendation ‘Better than Carrots or Sticks’ by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Join the New Teacher Support Facebook Group https://ift.tt/2Cm8FZk Join the Always A Lesson Newsletter http://eepurl.com/lJKNn Connect with Gretchen Email: gretchen@alwaysalesson.com Blog: Always A Lesson Facebook: Always A Lesson Twitter: @gschultek Instagram: Always.A.Lesson Linkedin: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Google+: Gretchen Schultek Bridgers Book: Elementary EDUC 101: What They Didn't Teach You in College Leave a Rating and Review: https://ift.tt/2a7MyX4 Why? This helps my show remain active in order to continue to help other educators remain empowered in a career that has a long lasting effect on our future. How? Search for my show in iTunes or Stitcher. Click on ‘Ratings and Reviews.’ Under ‘Customer Reviews,’ click on “Write a Review.” Sign in with your iTunes or Stitcher log-in info Leave a Rating: Tap the greyed out stars (5 being the best) Leave a Review: Type in a Title and Description of your thoughts on my podcast Click ‘Send’

from Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast http://alwaysalesson.com/153-students-become-think/

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