Posted on August 5, 2016
Start with a Smile!
“You shouldn’t let them see you smile before Christmas,” is the worst advice I was given 26 years ago as a new teacher. Yet, I still hear people tell new teachers to be “extra tough on them at first,” or “don’t cut anyone a break,” and even, “don’t be too friendly.”. When I was recently asked to think about how I start each year, I realized my best years are when I intentionally go against this