Good Wednesday morning. Did you know that today is National Compliment Day? I did not know that either until I heard it on the radio this morning. Thanks for sharing, Life96.5
What a great day. We all thrive on genuine compliments from others. Even Mark Twain said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” That shows compliments are powerful stuff.
Teachers…ALL your students have good in them. Yes, ALL of your students. We may have to search hard to find it, but I guarantee it’s there. I’ll never forget GS. He was a young student who was kicked out of almost every kindergarten classroom he was placed in. By the time he came to our school he carried around the label of EBD (Emotional and Behavior Disorder). Plain and simple…he was rough around the edges. Uffdah.
His grandma lived up the street from me. I was doing yard work outside one day when I heard GS say to her, “Yup, love you grandma. K…see ya later.” My jaw hit the grass. Yes, even GS had good in him. The next day he was in school, I made sure to point out that I was impressed with how he cared for his grandma.
Find the good in your students today and every day. Then sincerely compliment them on it. Compliments don’t have to be extravagant. Simple, kind words is all it will take. “Johnny, I love that t-shirt.” “Suzie, your hair looks so cute today.” See…easy, peasy. 🙂
Hey, teacher candidates and student teachers and teachers…you are all awesome. Continue to bless children in your classrooms. Thank you for working so hard to make our world a better place for our young people.
Sprinkle around compliments today like they are glitter. Watch your students sparkle. 🙂