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Book Talk Tuesday: Crash Course

Kim Bearden - 5
For book talk Tuesday I wanted to come back and share a few more of my favorite quotes from this inspiring book.  It is a must read as many of you are gearing up to go back to school soon.
Here are two quotes from the book that can help you create a classroom where students not only learn the content but learn how to be better people in the process.

Positive and Negative thinking are both contagious.  Be careful what you spread.
This would be a great way to start the day.  Sit in a circle and have each child share a positive thought about the student to their right.  Powerful!  

Children should be taught to help others from an early age; they can learn this by watching adults around them do the same.
I'm thinking a yearlong kindness project would be a great thing to incorporate this school year.
Have your students help come up with ways that they can show kindness to others.
It can be as simple as making cards for the custodians, helping them empty trash cans, or bringing them treats.  Collecting shampoo, conditioner and other items for a homeless shelter, singing songs at a nursing home.... the list of possibilities is endless.  

We are the ones our students look up to and it is up to each and everyone of us to help make the world a better place!

If you want to check out the book on Amazon you can click on the book cover.


  1. This book sounds like a great read for back to school!! I really like the quote about positive and negative thinking and how it spreads. Thanks so much for sharing this read, and even more for hosting this awesome linky!!

    1. Yes! It is really thought provoking and helps get you in the right frame of mind for back to school. There are so many quotes from this book that I'd love to print out and hang up.

  2. Thank you for the recommendation - I try not to spread negative thinking, but I also have to learn to get up and walk away from it!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten

    1. Jennifer, exactly! That is so hard to do sometimes. I'm still working on walking away from it myself. :)

  3. Definitely getting this book! Just as soon as I finish reading the 3 professional books i am currently working on!

    The Math Maniac

  4. This book is definitely added to my wish list! The positive and negative talk to so true- and so easy to spread positivity instead of negativity. Building that positive community with positive self-talk and peer-talk is so important! Thank you so much for sharing! :)


    Selling the Sizzle



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