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I say it is about those little things, those things that make the biggest impressions, and yet even I forget just how little those little things can be.
Is there a smile on my face?
Do I greet people I see in the hallways?
Did I dress appropriately, take the time to dress with care to show that I care about what I do?
Is my classroom neat and picked up or cluttered and crammed with stuff?
When someone speaks do I turn and listen or give them my back, or half of an ear?
Is there a choice or two or the kids already on orientation day or do I show a path of rigidity and control?
Do parents get a firm handshake if they want and do I remember their names and their faces?
Do I show people they are welcome in our room or do I merely say it?
Am I prepared, can I answer questions or admit when the answer escapes me?
Am I present or is my mind cluttered with things that need to get done?
Those little things make the difference, those little things set the tone. What did I forget?