A happy heart makes the face cheerful. Proverbs 15:13, NIV
Have you ever heard the saying “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy?” It’s not exactly proper English, but the thought is very true.
The same is true for your educational environment. You set the tone every day for the students and anyone else who comes through your door.
If you had an argument with someone before you left home, or you are tired, frustrated, or unhappy, your students will pick up on that tension, and it will impact the atmosphere of your classroom.
On the other hand, if you come in happy and excited, your class will reflect those positive feelings. It is human nature to want to be around happy, positive people and to avoid negative people. You may even find that your students work harder for you in an effort to receive your positive attention.
Remember, you reap what you sow. What can we do for ourselves, and each other, to create a happy environment and keep negative energy away today?
Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that Christian educators will be known for a genuine gladness of heart despite the circumstances around them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright Kathy Branzell.
Kathy has a heart for encouraging Christian educators and currently serves as the President of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Prior to this role, she was the founder and president of Fellowship and Christian Encouragement (FACE) for Educators.