What a gift our students would have if they learned to tackle problems with curiosity, joy, and confidence this year!

I learn everyday. I hope all of us do. Sometimes I am a frustrated learner, facing problems that require patience, creativity, and persistence to solve. I have to seek out help often.

One thing that pulls me through is that although I don’t have answers to all problems at my fingertips, I KNOW the answer to any problem is out there somewhere. I don’t mind searching to find it. I am thankful for the people in my life who have taught me that with the right resources, the right tools, we can do just about anything. Not everyone believes that problems can be solved–some people get stuck and stay there.

Recent learning experiences got me thinking…do we teach our students that there is a solution to just about every problem? Do we teach them about all the resources out there? They know about YouTube, but do they know the value of talking problems out with people they trust? Do they know persistence and creativity?

What a gift our students would have if they learned to tackle problems with curiosity, joy, and confidence this year!

What “gifts” will you focus on teaching your students this year?

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