Attitude – What is it and why is it so important?
Webster’s dictionary describes ATTITUDE a couple of different ways.
- – manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind
- – position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.:
This may seem like a bunch of gobbly goop, but what it really means is “The way a person reacts emotionally to any situation”.
This is very important in the school setting. Because a lot of things can go on throughout the day that can get a student (or a teacher) in a bad mood and make life miserable for everybody around them. That’s no way to live!!! It’s important to keep a good ATTITUDE throughout the day, no matter what happens. I’m not suggesting that if your dog dies or you get some other tragic news, that you need to keep a smile on your face. But, day to day activities should be taken in stride and dealt with in a positive manner with little bounce in your step.
Having a great attitude makes for a harmonious school. It simply makes the school better.
I welcome your comments.
Dedicated to adding character to the classroom.
John Abrams – www.AmazingSchoolAssemblies.com
Southern California’s Top Elementary School Assembly Performer