Small successes [are] not stopping points
but stepping-stones. (Coyle, 188 pag.)
How might we listen on many levels? What if we change our focus to concentrate on the process of learning in addition to the products of learning?
“Great teachers focus on what the student is saying or doing,” he says, “and are able, by being so focused and by their deep knowledge of the subject matter, to see and recognize the inarticulate stumbling, fumbling effort of the student who’s reaching toward mastery, and then connect to them with a targeted message.” (Coyle, 177 pag.)
What if we teach (and learn) that practice makes progress and celebrate growth over time? Sometimes, we see the fruits of our labor immediately, and sometimes it takes years. It’s about small successes and stepping stones.
We are so grateful to our teachers, parents, students, and friends. I know it is difficult to see day-to-day because of the complexities of learning and teaching, but we are teaching and they are learning.
There is ample evidence that we are teaching and they are learning in the #TrinityLearns love spree that we share day after day.
Please take care of yourself.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Maya Angelou
Rest and renew over the weekend.
Breathe in for a 4-count and out for an 8-count. It does a body good. #SuperBetter #PowerBreath
Check out “Power Breath” Is Better Than Deep Breathing for Relaxing Mind and Body from the Big Think.
Just by changing how you breathe for one minute, you can shift your entire nervous system from a stressful state to a highly relaxed state. Muscles relax, heart rate decreases, digestion improves, and state of mind improves. If you’re feeling any kind of bad, this powerful shift is sure to help. (McGonigal, 97 pag.)
We need each other.
Our brains need other brains.
Our hearts need other hearts.
You are in my heart and my prayers.
Coyle, Daniel (2009-04-16). The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
McGonigal, Jane. Super Better: The Power of Living Gamefully. Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.