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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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Feeling Good About Self Control!

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! Teaching our students self control is one of the most important lessons you could ever teaching. This involves teaching our children to think about what they think about!

Many articles compare the benefits of self control versus self esteem. However, I see it as being directly correlated. Students who know how to control themselves almost always have a high self esteem. Children who lack self control normally are the ones who are being constantly redirected, which doesn’t always make us feel good. While those who control themselves get complimented constantly, which feels good.

Let’s think intrinsically. How many times have you gone on a diet or said you were going to stop smoking? Then 3 or 4 days in you have let your self down due to lack of self control. You normally feel horrible. Now how many time have you set your mind to accomplish a goal and actually accomplished it? After which you feel excited and confident. The same is with self control. Every time student get the victory over themselves, they become stronger.

Help our students feel good about themselves by instilling the habit of self control.

Daily Affirmations: Today is a Fabulous day. I sprinkle love, joy, and peace into every corner of my classroom. I am controlling myself more and more. I teach self control to my children and it boost their self esteem. I am an Awesome educator! I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. 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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Welcoming in The New Year

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! It’s seems this year everyone is looking down statements like a new year, a new you! Well I say it’s never a bad thing to set goals. A broken clock is right at least two times a day. So this may be you time that your goal setting changes your life. And I’d for you to loose that opportunity because of someone poking fun at you. So go on and declare the New You for this New Year! Whatever your mouth can speak and your mind can conceive you can achieve.

Daily Affirmations: Today is a wonderful day. I love and approve of myself. I am excited about life. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. I am safe in the universe and all life loves and supports me. Everyone is always helpful. Life is wonderful. 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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You’re Mental . . .

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! We each have the power to create an awesome life! I am convinced that what I believe about life becomes true for me.Likewise what you believe about life becomes true for you. Just think about it. People who always think positive always have positive experiences! I always believe that people are always helpful, so in my life, people always help me.

If you’re life is not going well, all you have to do is simply change the way you think!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing Day! I Love and Approve of myself! I am open and receptive to only good! Life is for me! I love the people I work with and for. They love me! I am the head! I am above! I am a winner! I am the lender! I am a conqueror! 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! #IBlessMySchoolWithLove #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Testify Thursday

Good Morning most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers!!!! In the past few weeks since I started Testify Thursday  people have been sharing amazing stories with me. A small victory is a victory just the same. So I say keep them coming! Sharing your story may help someone else!!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing Day! I choose to feel good about myself! I love and approve of myself! I teach with joy and ease! My classroom is a peaceful haven. I prosper everywhere I turn. 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! #IBlessMySchoolWithLove #IBlessMyWorldWithLove

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Wake Up Wednesday!!!!

Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers!!! Just want to remind you and myself that fighting against something only draws it closer to you. Look what has happened in the US. It all started with Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown then everyone started having riots, marches, protest, press conferences, and more against Police killing unarmed black men. As you can see it has now become a weekly occurrence. Also look at the “War on Terrorism”. That only seems to draw out more and more. Terrorism has almost become the normal way of american life. First it’s time that we realize what we have done to ourselves. All it take is a simple shift in consciousness to make a change.   Let’s change the way we think, speak, and act. Stop fighting against and start fighting for something: Peace, Love, Happiness, Hope. I’m fighting for peaceful interactions between police and the public! I’m fighting for peaceful interactions between terrorist and the US. Many times people don’t move toward terrorism unless they feel they have been victimized in some way or another! So let’s pray that they can move through feelings of anger and revenge without acting on it. Let’s spread love!

Daily Affirmations: Today is an Amazing Day! I am Powerful! My thoughts are my best friend and I am attracting love, joy, hope, and peace. Everyone is always helpful and loving towards me. I love and approve of myself! I trust the process of life and flow easily with change! 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! #IBlessMySchoolWithLove #IBlessMyWorldWithLove