Today was long. You know how it is-almost spring break and no one wants to be in school. Behaviors escalate. Tempers aren’t controlled. Friends become enemies in class just for breathing the same air. I went to a colleague and whispered, “This is the longest day EVER, until tomorrow.”
She smiled at me and I just knew she was about to agree with me because tomorrow is an early release for all of us. We get out at 1:30 and our spring break begins! Then, I noticed her smile wasn’t one of agreement or compassion; no, it was one of sadness. I know she didn’t mean it that way but it stopped me in my tracks. She opened her mouth and reminded me of a speaker we had seen at the Colorado Reading Conference two years ago. She stated, “Today is the best day ever, until tomorrow.” We heard this from Dr. Adolf Brown and it made an impact in 2016. Today, the impact was even bigger. I needed to get my attitude changed so my students’ attitudes would change. That way, we could end our week with the best day ever, until Saturday!