The second thing that crossed my mind was how many of these statements have I have heard versions of coming out of the mouths of teachers. As teachers, we too must make a concentrated effort to avoid the sense of futility and helplessness that the statements on the white papers indicate. Often we don't understand and want to give up, but rephrasing the issues may help us put the problem in a different perspective. Yes, I blew that lesson plan, but what did I learn from it? We need to plan ahead and allow ourselves enough time to be the best we can be--and we can always be better! We are unique individual teachers each with our own strengths and when we "borrow" things from teachers we admire, we need to make it fit our talents and gifts--and even make it better. We may not be where we want to be, but we're moving forward if we keep the important goals in mind.
So...if you think you might want to use this bulletin board in your classroom, that's awesome. Just remember, a positive mindset is just as important for the teacher as for the students.
Have a Good Word Day!