Reading the chapter of Intention by Houston & Sokolow and watching Cipher in the Snow - Part 1 & 2 both remind me that the idea of intention makes us purposeful not only in what we say and do but by how we think as well. Intention is strongly related to how we want to impact and improve the lives of others. It’s easy to get discouraged and become frustrated with misbehaving children. Thoughtful, dutiful intention to connect with students on a personal level each and every day creates an environment of caring and respect. Putting away negative thoughts and ideas from our minds frees us to put our time and energy in more purposeful ways we can help those students.
1. What do you do to connect on a personal level with students?
2. How do you stop those negative moments and turn them into positive ones?