We know we set the mood of our classrooms.
We know that the power we have to make a day better or worse is immense.
We know that what we think about a kid, or a class, sometimes matters more than what we actually do. After all, kids can read us in ways we have yet to fathom.
So when I had gotten stuck on a class being negative. When I had formed a narrative in my mind that a class was never excited to come to English. When I had decided that this was my least engaged class, I was right. Because the moment I decided it, it became true.
Kids will gladly live up to what we believe they are.
And every day I would think of ways I could get the kids to change.
Every day I would think of ways to re-engage them. To discuss with them…
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