Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy "Admit You're Happy" month!

Hello, all!

I hope you're having a great summer so far!  Are you planning for the next school year? Wondering what your kids will be like? Stressing about your boss? Well, in the immortal words of Douglas Adams:

You'll get there!

Today I found out that August is "Admit You're Happy Month." This seems like an odd concept at first. "How do you even know I am happy?"  My theory (and the purpose of this blog) is that there's always something to be happy about. Don't like your job? At least you have one in today's tough economy. Don't like your boss? Just be the best you can be. Do you have a home? Food on the table, however meager? There's always something to be happy about. 

Just remember as this school year starts: you're not alone. 

 A great resource I've found for getting myself motivated this year is this infographic from An Ethical Island:

When you follow that link, then you'll find that each area is clickable and takes you to a different resource about that topic. It can really help sometimes to re-think why you want to be a teacher and consider what else might be out there.

You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest board here:

Sometimes it can help to share our accomplishments with others and be lifted up by others. In the comments, we'd love to know: what keeps you motivated? What are you happy about this year? 

Happy teaching!

--Amy Latta, KidatHeart


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