You sit at your desk after a long hard day.
You are exhausted from the effort it took to meet the needs of all of your students.
At times like these, it can be very difficult to realize the impact that you’re having.
In fact, when you are in the thick of daily lessons and instruction, it is even more difficult to see the growth that is taking place with your students…
because there are small increments every day…
you may not realize it…
but there are small increments every day…
think about how your students entered your classroom…
and where they are leaving you now.
The end of the year is a great time to think about the impact you have made.
So, I want you to try something. Pretend you have written a book about all of the wonderful work you have done with your students this year.
On the back of that book are going to be five blurbs.
(In case you are unfamiliar, the blurb is the statement by someone else giving you positive feedback for your book.)
Now, your task is going to be to write those five blurbs as if someone else is writing them about you. This may be challenging, because it can be very difficult to heap praise upon yourself.
But go ahead, blurb yourself.
Write down 5 positive affirmations about yourself as if someone else was saying them. Here is a spot to write them down. Print this sheet out, and after you write the 5 statements, hang it on your wall.
It might help you to realize the impact that you have had this year.
So, go ahead, blurb yourself.
Give yourself the credit and accolades that you deserve for the impact that you made this year.
Recognize your brilliance. Pretend that others have recognized your brilliance.
Take time today to know that you made a difference.
(If you are really brave, share one of your blurbs in the comments section below.)