Today is YOURS

I love my students. Today I will show it.

I want my class to be interesting. Today I will be interested in my students.

I want my students to learn a lot. Today I will explain where we are going with all this and why.

I want to be excellent in what I do. Today I will find one thing each student in my class does excellently well.

I want the support of parents. Today I will communicate with them about how their child can succeed and encourage them that parenting is worth it.

I want to learn useful things from my PLN. Today I will share useful things to others through my networks.

I want to be noticed and encouraged. Today I will go out of my way to notice and encourage others.

I want to be an excellent author of books that help people. Today I will share books from other authors that have helped me and help others live their dreams.

When I see that what I want can best be gotten by unselfishly focusing on others then TODAY has new meaning. You reap what you sow, if you plant watermelons you aren't harvesting squash.

If you plant a life of being helpful to others you will harvest a life you can only begin to imagine.


This is a TO-DAY.

TO – Take this day and think about who you want TO be. Let your TO's influence your DO's.

DAY- Remember that this Day is All Yours. It is yours to plan and yours to live. You can start a new habit today. You can be a new person today. You can begin a new journey today. This day is all yours!

Be noble. Remember this extends to family, parents, neighbors. Today, make someone else's day really special and by giving such a gift you will begin unwrapping a life of true excellence and meaning.

Remember your noble calling, teachers. It is a pleasure to be among you. There is nothing I'd rather do than teach these kids.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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