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Release the Peeves 1.3

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! We’ve been talking about letting go of our “pet peeves”. Which really just something we use as a means to control others and an excuse to get angry. So this week we’re learning some steps to let them go. As teachers, we really have to work hard to release our peeves. But it makes the difference in classroom full of peace or a classroom full or anger. You choose. Anger begets more anger!

Step 3: Ignore The “pet peeve” behavior. What we give our attention to, is what comes to us on a continuous basis. Therefore it is a good choice to ignore the behavior that makes you the angriest. Through my 17+ years of teaching experience, I’ve noticed that once children realize they can get under your skin, they will seemingly do it more and more. So years ago when learned this trick, it did wonders in my classroom. “ Now I must say I’m still not all the way there. I can ignore about 70%, the other 30% . . . Get ready to meet the angry 😡 Mr. Demby”. The point is, I’m still working on it.

1. Stop focusing on the person doing the wrong thing. Don’t even acknowledge them or they’re behavior.

2. Think of ways to focus on the right behaviors. Don’t even say, “I like the way . . . Is sitting” or something like that. Just totally start talking to your students about the lesson or a current event.

3. Breathe as you will need it. Because as you ignore, the behavior will probably become more intense in order to get your attention. Turn on a video or have the children read a book, if you need to step away.

4. Make the right choice to stay the course. Don’t give in to the old angry you. Stay cool 😎, calm, and collected!

Try this relaxation video. https://youtu.be/m1q93OOdj5E

Daily Affirmations: Today is a Wonderful day! I am at peace. My happiness is bubbling over from within. I have so many reasons to rejoice. I love and approve of myself this very moment. I release all of my pet peeves. I am healthy, wealthy,whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Release the Peeves 1.2

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I’m going to continue talking about these “pet peeves” that rule our beliefs and behaviors. As a teacher, we have to learn to let it go. The classroom is the place for mistakes and learning. Through those mistakes we find teachable moments. That’s true teaching, when every experience turns into an opportunity to learn and grow! That’s the type of teacher I aspire to be.

Step 2: Stop yourself. When we are learning to release the peeves, you are going have internal battles. The old you will be begging to come out. “ Let me yell at them, they’ll get right!” While the new you is saying, “ Let’s give them room for mistakes and learning.” Personally, sometimes the old me wins out. In those times I have to stop myself before the situation escalates any further. Teachers many times it’s us that escalate the students not the other way around. You can almost see the life drain from the children when they are yelled at. So only you can stop yourself.

1. Stop in mid-sentence if you have to

2. Think of a way help the children understand that this is something you’re wrestling with

3. Breathe in and breathe out. Give yourself time to calm down. Put on a short video or story for the kids to watch, while you calm yourself

4. Make the right choice to use every moment as a teachable moment for you and the students. Don’t escalate a small mistake into a big blowup.

Everyone has to be able to Stop, Think, and Breathe and Make the Right Choice for themselves.

Daily Affirmations: Today is a Totally Terrific day. I choose to move forward with joy and ease. I live in a safe a secure world. It is safe to let the people around me make and learn from their mistakes. I release the need to control their lives. I love and approve of myself exactly as I am right now. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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An Outside of the Box Teacher!

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I only taught as a classroom teacher for year. When I did, I tried to make sure that every activity was exciting so that if students had to sit out they would be upset. Can you imagine tell students they won’t be able to participate in math, and they get angry? Not that we want to make our students angry. But we want them so excited to be a part of whatever we’re doing in class that day.

In order to do that, we have to think out of the box. Math Baseball, Vocabulary Basketball, Dictionary Races, duck, duck spell, these are just some the things I did with my students. We would move the desk and put mats on the floor and lay down to read. We marked any words we didn’t know, then used the thesaurus to break it down. Then make vocabulary flash cards for Vocabulary Basketball. There were days we worked right on through special area. We even missed recess, and no one said anything. That was an Awesome year!

In guiding our students to be self corrected students, teachers and parents must think outside the box. Students will do amazing things for you when they know that you’re willing to step outside of your comfort zone for them!

Teacher Affirmations: Today is the Best day of my life. I live in a safe and secure world. People always helpful. My classroom is filled with excitement and joy. Learning is always in progress. I think outside of the box. I am healthy, wealthy, whole and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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The Self- Corrected Student!

    What if you could just teach, without interruptions from behavior?
    What would your day be like, if you didn’t have to spend unnecessary time with discipline?
    What if you could set your expectations and your students followed them without having a reminder?
    What if your children stopped themselves in the middle of making a mistake and corrected it?
    What if your children offered you advice to help you?

That’s the kind of classroom I want to be in. Where students are busy learning content and not having to be redirected for undesirable behaviors. I want to be in a building where teachers say, I came to school to teach and I will teach! And students say, I came to school to learn and I will learn. We can have children like this. If we train them to be like this.

Daily Affirmations: Today is a wonderful day. I love and approve of myself. All of my changes are wonderful. My classroom or work space is a peaceful haven. I believe that everyone is able to be self corrected. I am healthy, wealthy, whole and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Tap Out Tuesday

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful Educators and Friends!!!!! When you’re fighting a battle, tapping out means you give up! So today, those of us who try to control everything and everyone, it’s time to Tap Out! Let’s release the need to try and control things in our life. Many times we end up messing it up because we won’t let what’s natural take place. God has created the universe and it moves things around to fit our beliefs about life. The best way change things in your life, is to change your beliefs about life and then allow the universe to do what it does best! The universe doesn’t need your help making grass grow. It just grows. It doesn’t need your help changing the seasons. They just change. (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) So why would God need your help in bringing you your highest good? Tap out and let God do what he does best!

Daily Affirmations: I release the need to try and control everything and everyone. I affirm that I trust the process of life. I love and approve of myself and I know that only good awaits me. I deserve the best and I accept the best now. I thank God for taking care of my every need and desire! I prosper everywhere I turn! ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE! ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM! ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL! ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD! #IBlessMySchoolWithLove

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Swirling Up to a Magnificent Monday!

Good Morning Awesome Educators! I am back from my break!!! While I was away, something occurred to me. The new thing to say is “I’m on my grind” or “I’m grinding” meaning that you are working hard. However, grinding normally leaves you further down than when you started, it leaves you worn out, and it leaves you with a bunch of dust. Try grinding a pencil into a piece of wood or something, you’ll see. LOL! Grinding also focuses on  how hard it is to get to the top. I prefer to focus on the ease of life. So from here on out I vowed to “Swirl” LOL! I’m swirling up! Don’t you just feel better when you say that! LOL! I do! So today if your students are giving you the blues, just think about SWIRLING UP and you will smile. Then start teaching from that space! Teach with ease!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing Day! My students learn with ease. I see myself teaching with ease! My classroom is a peaceful haven! I am sending love ahead of me today so that anyone that might irritate me will be blessed with Love!! I bless all my students and fellow teachers with love. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM! ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL! ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD! #IBlessMySchoolWithLove

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Resurrect a Thirsty Thursday!!

Good Morning Most Magnificent Educators! My Resurrection week is almost over!  I hope you have been a little more revived each day! Today is Thirsty Thursday! Go back in your mind to when you were just graduating college and you had a thirst for teaching. When you were so excited to be molding and shaping children’s lives. Teach from that space! Remember why you decided to be a teacher in the first place. People tried to tell you that teachers don’t get paid a lot but you didn’t care because it was you passion! Try to find that space in your mind every time you step foot in the classroom! And as my teacher, Ms Gilliam used to say, “You bet your sweet bippies” Wonderful things will happen daily in your classroom!

Daily Affirmations: I am so excited to be shaping and molding the lives of my students. I am making a difference to the planet! I enjoy teaching! It is my passion! It is my life! I expect greatness everyday from my students. Everyone in my class is prepared for the future. They will always remember my teachings! I bless everyone of my students with love! ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM! ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL! ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD! #IBlessMySchoolWithLove