I want to believe in every one of my students that step foot in my classroom

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I want them to feel like they can achieve something great – something far beyond the classroom walls. I hope to encourage and challenge them to continue to seek the things that best illuminate their eyes with curiosity and wonder. I long to help peel back a clouded lens, offering clarity of vision that allows them to see their potential and worth.

https://mountaxelrod.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/i-believe-so-they-can-believe

I have simply recognized that encouraging myself has a far better shot at getting where I want to be

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Years ago, I had a client who came up with a personal mantra that made me smile. He had spent years telling himself he was ugly. This incredibly insecure and self-deprecating young man decided that, when exercising, he would chant “I am hot, I know it. I’m sexy and I show it.” He chanted the rhyme to me in my office. I loved it then and I love it now.

https://psychdiary.com/do-you-encourage-yourself