It's that time of year here in Ohio when many days everything is gray. Many people are sick, and spirits can be low. It's tempting to honor every single moment of sunshine and dishonor all the gray.
What is the value of gray? For starters it is the majority of our lives. There are those few very high bright days, and there are those hopeful rare very dark nights. Most of our lives fall somewhere in between. I don't know about you, but I don't want the majority of my life to only count as a place marker for a few rare elusive experiences.
What does this have to do with the teacher life?
Are you practicing or teaching a growth mindset?
If your answer is yes, then embracing and honoring the gray is an essential part of a growth mindset.
1.Honoring the gray allows us to continue moving forward on the majority of ordinary days without the need for extreme circumstances to motivate us.
2. Honoring the gray days empowers us recognize that life is a long marathon rather than a quick sprint.
3. Honoring the gray in our own lives inspires us to develop empathy for others when they are struggling with the gray in their lives.
Gray days allow us to develop resiliency, endurance, and empathy.
How will you honor the gray in your life this week?
How will you model for your students resiliency, endurance, and empathy?
I'm wishing for you loads of sunshine mixed in with the gray!
xo Brave Mim
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