Whether it be a quirky personality or a physical difference, every single one of your students are special. Never forget that! When they are struggling, or having a bad day, take a moment to remind them that you CARE about them and think they are special! If every child had a positive attitude about their self worth, think of all the different issues that would go away. Bullying, self esteem, empathy…all are affected when a student struggles to see their value. They may not make straight A’s, they not be the quarterback of the football team….but ALL students have specials gifts.
Teachers are incredibly lucky to be able to help them discover and embrace their gifts! Take advantage!