*I will point out the good things I see in my class instead of only correcting the bad. You get more bees with honey anyway.
*I will remember that they are working to try to please me and that when they've done something wrong it makes them feel nervous. I will assuage their fears.
*I will remember that, to every child's parents, they are the most important bit of their lives.
*I will put on a smile even if I don't feel like it because my students didn't do anything wrong and don't deserve to be grouched at.
*I will drink coffee because, I swear, it makes me a better educator.
*I will contact my parents with any concerns before they contact me.
*I will do the extra stuff. Plant the seeds, find the fun unit, teach them something that ISN'T IN THE STANDARDS just because it's interesting. I will celebrate the holidays and do the extra little things.
For as long as I am a teacher, I will vow to work on these things and try to do them every. single. day.