Several years ago a teacher shared a "morning mantra" that he used to start his day. I thought it was very positive and also focused on what we should all be about.
Teacher says: What is your job today?
Children respond: Our job is to learn and to love each other.
Teacher says: And what is my job today?
Children respond: Your job is to teach us and to love us.
Why don't you try starting your day this way? It certainly won't hurt. And if a child is behaving inappropriately, try this gentle reminder, "Are you doing your job?"
So, what is my job today?
My job is to share new ideas with you and to love you!