I never had a bad class.
I’ve had classes that present unique challenges, I had students who test my creativity in my efforts to connect with them, and I’ve had classes that really didn’t need me very much. I beat myself up trying to figure out how to help students succeed, yet I never blamed the students for my failure. I blamed myself.
I never had a bad class because things are what we think they are–a self-fulfilling prophecy. Negative generalizations, full-moons, or my personal issues do not determine the type of day my students have.
If we believe it, it will be.
I have had amazing and interesting classes full of amazing and interesting students. And I don’t think it was luck.
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. –Buddha