Monday, October 29, 2012

Motivational Monday {Linky}


Happy Monday everyone!


I am delighted to be part of Motivational Mondays - along with The Learning Tree and Smiling in Second Grade!  You can also be a part of Motivational Monday!  You can find out how at the bottom of this post.

 I would like to share with you all a video that inspires me and gives me goose bumps every time I watch it.

There are many times that we receive students with a label, and because that student has a label many things are assumed - from behavior, to academics, to home life.  The video below is one my favorite viral videos of all time.  It is a reminder to me that children {or anyone for that matter} might come to me with labels, or they might be hard to figure out - but it takes an open mind and an open heart to unlock the full potential in our students and see who they truly are.

Yes, I know Susan Boyle is far from a child - but the whole audience {judges included} wrote her off before she even opened her mouth to sing due to her appearance and quirky personality.  I feel this happens to our students more often than it should.  Her audition for Britain's Got Talent has taught me that I need to give my students chances instead of assume what they are capable of. 
{Side note - Simon Cowell's expression at the 3:57 mark is priceless!}

Enjoy!
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 You can participate in Motivational Monday by linking up!  
Rules:  Grab the button above and link back to my page.  
Make sure to comment on at least 1 other link. 

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.  A $25 Lakeshore gift card and one item of The Learning Tree's TpT store are up for grabs!

Have a wonderful Monday!
 

 

8 comments:

  1. I loved watching her audition! I recently did a post about Hoovers and how much they need our love. Hop over and read it when you get the chance.

    I am happy to be your newest follower.

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Heather,

      I hopped over to your blog and after checking out your super cute pumpkin patches, I found your Hoover post. I have several Hoover's in my room right now. Your post was incredibly well written and very sincere. Thank you for writing it.

      Danielle

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    2. Thank you so much for stopping by Danielle! I would love for you to follow me back the next time you hop over to visit. I am working on a HUGE Thanksgiving packet that will be free so I hope you stop back by soon. =)

      I just entered your give away! =) I am going to share about it with some of my other bloggy friends. =)

      Heather
      Heather's Heart

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    3. I already beat ya to it! I followed you when I hopped over to read your Hoover post. :) Thank you for sharing my link! I'm excited to be part of the blog teaching community!

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    4. Blogger must be acting weird again...for some reason you are not showing up in my follower box and I am not showing up on your list of blogs on your profile page. I know I have had to follow several blogs 2 and 3 times lately before it finally worked. =)

      If you ever need help with another give away, I would love to help out. =)

      Heather
      Heather's Heart

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    5. I double checked to make sure it worked and I am following you..maybe it's just being weird tonight? I also checked to see if you were on my blog list and you're not there..I'm not sure how to try again because my name is where your "follow me" button normally would be. I'll check it again tomorrow. :) (I'll show up as Danielle, not classroom cupcakes)

      And thanks for offering help with giveaways! I'll definitely take you up on that. ;)

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  2. I have heard many stories about Susan Boyle but never watched the episode. Thank you so much for sharing. It literally brought tears to my eyes. There is so much truth in your words. This happens too often in life. I might have to repost that some day because we need to be consistently reminded that writing people off is NOT ok. Thanks again. Truly motivational.

    Antoinette- We're your newest followers. :)

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    1. I absolutely love how the entire crowd goes into complete the shock the moment she sings the first note.

      Thank you for reading my post and following my blog!

      My giveaway ends on Saturday - I would love it if you spread the love!

      Danielle

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