• Mrs. Jasper
    Mrs. Jasper
    1st Grade                     
    Teacher Name
    Mrs. Bendy Jasper
    Phone 660-668-3011
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    The following poem was given to me as a new teacher and now, years later,  is still the one that has had the most impact on me with a  profound message I take to heart every time I read:
    Teacher Power
    "I have come to a frightening conclusion that
    I am the decisive element in the classroom.
    It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
    It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
    As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make
    A child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool
    of torture or an instrument of inspiration.
    I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
    In all situations, it is my response that decides
    whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated,
    and a child humanized or
    -Haim Ginott


    I pray I have the right attitude every day and desire to be a positive influence in the lives of my students for the brief time I am blessed to have them in my classroom.
    By Charles Swindoll

    The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of
    attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important
    than facts. It is more important than the past,
    than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures,
    than successes, than what other
    people think or say or do.

    It is more important than appearance, giftedness,
    or skill. It will make or break a company...a
    church...a home. The remarkable thing is that
    we have a choice every day regarding the
    attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot
    change our past...we cannot change the fact that
    people will act in a certain way. We cannot
    change the inevitable.

    The only thing we can do is play on the one string
    we have and that is our attitude. I am convinced
    that life is 10% what happens to me and 90%
    how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in
    charge of our attitudes.