Take the Pledge?

Okay – so we have been talking about JOY and how to make sure that we are truly creating a place where the love and JOY of learning is at the centre of all we do. But sometimes I worry that this is not concrete enough for people to really understand what they actually need to do. So I was really excited when I found this on Jon Gordon’s weekly Newsletter (jongordon.com). As we head towards New Year’s resolutions, here is a great list to consider. Can you (will you?) take the pledge?

The Positive Teacher Pledge

I pledge to be a positive teacher and positive influence on my fellow educators, students and school.
I promise to be positively contagious and share more smiles, laughter, encouragement and joy with those around me.
I vow to stay positive in the face of negativity.
When I am surrounded by pessimism I will choose optimism.
When I feel fear I will choose faith.
When I want to hate I will choose love.
When I want to be bitter I will choose to get better.
When I experience a challenge I will look for opportunity to learn and grow and help others grow.
When faced with adversity I will find strength.
When I experience a set-back I will be resilient.
When I meet failure I will fail forward and create a future success.
With vision, hope, and faith, I will never give up and will always find ways to make a difference.
I believe my best days are ahead of me, not behind me.
I believe I’m here for a reason and my purpose is greater than my challenges.
I believe that being positive not only makes me better, it makes my students better.
So today and every day I will be positive and strive to make a positive impact on my students, school and the world!

Happy New Year everyone!
Mary

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