Just Whistle While You Work! Staying Positive--a Lesson from Snow White
I had a little discussion with my mentee the other day. She was moaning about school starting again. Beside her was another teenager, also a mentee, so I asked that girl how she felt about school. She laughed and said she was excited. Both were minority girls from impoverished backgrounds, and struggling sometimes to keep up in school. One's glass was half full--the other half empty. I drew a glass on a piece of paper for my mentee and pointed out the difference between positive talk and negative; I hope she got it but we will revisit this.
Many of my teacher friends say they know when I'm totally stressed out and about to go over the edge because they can hear me singing like crazy in my room. Singing to students, singing to myself, singing my lessons, singing my statements. I find it is almost impossible to head in a downward spiral when you sing! After a couple of song (and some giggles from my kids) I can get back to normal. :)ReplyDelete
Love that you are a glass full sort of person!!!
I have to remind myself at times to stay positive. I just loved this Snow White video because it is a good reminder. Thanks for your reply!Delete
You are awesome Ruth!ReplyDelete