A concept to potentially live by in 2015 - Sophrosyne - it's an ancient Greek concept of an ideal of excellence of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in one well-balanced individual leads to other qualities, such as temperance, moderation, prudence, and self-control...x
Everybody has a story- an invisible backpack. It is important to recognize these stories and be sensitive to them. I have had my fair share of hard times, and I know I am not the only one affected by this. Being aware of the other things students may be dealing with can help me be an even more effective teacher.