All That Matters

There are all kinds of things to worry about in the world.  In your professional life, you could probably come up with 25 things to fret over without even breaking a sweat.  There’s a lot of bad out there.

But here’s one powerful thought to hold on to today:

All that matters right now is what’s right in front of you.

Your students. Your classroom. That’s it.

Take a moment right now and look up from your computer. Pick one thing- one face, one tree, the sky out the window, the hamster in the cage- and focus on just that.

For the kids in your class today, for the time that they’re with you, you are everything . Whether they show it or not, you have the power to make them feel successful and proud and loved. You are the most important factor in their experience.  So that other stuff?  The economy and the reauthorization of ESEA and the testing and the commercialization of childhood and all that?  Leave it for later.  Let someone else to worry about right now and just be with your kids.  ‘Cause they’re all that matters.

Do that. Okay?


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