Happiness · Teaching · Wellbeing

Making a Difference

Capture“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou.

Above is a quote that you have probably heard many times before, but have you ever really thought about it?



Have you ever applied it to your daily life? Your family members? Your work colleagues? Your students?

Do you make your students (although this could be applied to anyone in your life) feel:

  • Inspired?
  • Motivated?
  • Supported?
  • Welcome?
  • Empowered?
  • Valued?
  • Loved?
  • Responsible?
  • Positive?
  • Happy?

This list could go on forever and each item means something different to each individual. They don’t necessarily require grand gestures, it could simply be getting to know a student and asking them about a sick pet, greeting the students with a warm ‘good morning’, complimenting them on their hard work, having a go or for a kind gesture you witnessed them perform, laughing with them or giving them a genuine smile.

Truly think about it – how do you make your students feel?

2 thoughts on “Making a Difference

  1. Agreed. Ensuring that children feel valued and motivated to learn is really important. It acts as a form of behavioral management and encourages pupils to take some independence in their own learning.


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