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“It’s all because of you!”

 

Today’s Daily PromptWhat’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received? If you can’t think of any — when’s the last time someone paid you a compliment you didn’t actually deserve?

Most of my students’ parents have said to me in the past that ‘my child’s improvements have all been because of your help’. While I am extremely grateful for the compliment, I genuinely feel that I do not deserve it. I believe that children’s development is influenced by a number of factors. In schools, teachers, teaching assistants, lunchtime organisers, bus drivers, security guards, their peers and of course, their parents and care-givers all have a hand in their development. Any improvement- no matter how small or huge- is influenced by a lot of people. Children’s teachers may teach them how to read, but the likelihood of this skill to be learned quickly and retained is influenced by parents’ (and the child’s) efforts to practice and reinforce it.

I always remind families that they – especially the children themselves – are also responsible for the children’s overall development. This gives the students and families a sense of control which they ultimately have. I understand that we as educators have a large role to play in shaping the kids’ futures, I am fully aware that we are only a small piece of the puzzle.

(Daily Post) Pick Me Up: “Thank You”

What is the one word or phrase that immediately cheers you up as soon as you hear it?

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Hearing the words “THANK YOU” from others means a lot to me and it makes me happy. It shows that others have noticed me and were grateful for my actions and/ or words. It’s even better when I least expect it.

“Thank you” is also nice to hear coming out of my own mouth. I try my best to appreciate and explicitly express my gratitude to everyone who has done or said something nice to me. As much as it makes me feel positive by saying these words, I also like seeing other people’s faces ‘light up’ when they hear me say it.
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