I am also joining up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings today for Positive Thinking Thursday.
This is the perfect addition to my blog as I just completed the Awakened book study by Angela Watson, which helped me focus on changing my mindset to transform my teaching. As an educator in a 100% poverty, urban setting, I can often be overwhelmed by the pressures that come along with urban teaching (and teaching in general)! It's easy to get discouraged, so deliberately focusing on the positive needs to be a part of my daily decisions. :)
This is one of my favorite teaching quotes because it reminds me how important it is to take the time to really care for my students' hearts, not just teach their minds. Yes, the standards are important. But at the end of the day, what I care about the most is that my students know how much they are genuinely LOVED.