This I Believe

¨I believe in the power of positive thinking.

¨I believe that all children can learn.

¨I believe the children each have a unique learning style.

¨I believe that children learn at different paces.

¨I believe in living up to your potential.

¨I believe each child has a host of gifts to share with others.

¨I believe that learning can be fun.

¨I believe in laughter.

¨I believe that everyone deserves respect.

¨I believe that setting standards is an act of love and trust.

¨I believe that children live up to the expectations they are given.

¨I believe in good manners.

¨I believe that each child is responsible for their own learning.

¨I believe that each person in our classroom has a right to feel safe, physically and emotionally.

¨I believe that each student must be prepared every day.

¨I believe that every child needs the support of family to achieve their fullest potential.

¨I believe that honest, open and frequent communication between school and home has an immensely positive impact on a child’s learning.

¨I believe that each student should be organized.

¨I believe that a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast pave the way for a successful day.

¨I believe that “best effort” trumps “best paper” any day.

¨I believe in flexibility.

¨I believe in personal accountability.

¨I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well.

¨I believe that being consistent and punctual attendance is crucial to academic success.

¨I believe that a journey of a thousand miles begins with just one step.

¨I believe that you can if you think you can.

¨I believe in asking questions.

¨I believe in making mistakes.

¨I believe it is not just what you say, but how you say it.

¨I believe that it is important to be a good listener.

¨I believe if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

¨I believe it is okay to disagree, but to do so respectfully.

¨I believe that there are three sides to a story, yours, theirs and the truth.

¨I believe in independent thinking.

¨I believe in honesty and truthfulness.

¨I believe in discipline.

¨I believe in using good manners and social skills.

¨I believe in the power of body language.

¨I believe in solving conflicts peacefully and amicably.

¨I believe that everyone’s voice should be heard.

¨I believe in neat handwriting.

¨I believe in reaching for your dreams.

¨I believe that presentation matters.

¨I believe in the power of first impressions.

¨I believe I have much to learn from each child.


- Mrs. Dinga, 2008

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