So for Valentine's Day, I made a digital scrapbook page to post to my mother-in-law's Facebook wall, because she always sends us cards in the mail - for every holiday! She is just lovely. I worked hard to make a really pretty design, and was quite proud of it!
The next day, I was writing directions for a game I designed, and found myself writing "Always correct with kindness." I didn't realize what I was writing as I wrote it, but then I sat back and thought: HOLY COW! This needs to become the core of who I am as a teacher! So many times, students are really trying to learn something, but they just don't GET it. As teachers, our job is to figure out how to HELP them to understand - and to give them the benefit of the doubt instead of getting annoyed.
So anyway . . . yeah. I opened that scrapbook page back up in Photoshop and changed it up a bit - now I have this. (And for posting on the web, I had to add my name to it. Share if you want, it's all good.)