This note, according to an Instagram user, “M”, greeted him on his first day of work at Apple. Jon Russell recently wrote about it in his column on Next Web, which you can see here. Mr. Russell challenges other companies to follow suit, and I would like to see teachers do this as well. What inspiring note could you leave for your students to read the first day they enter your classroom? I realize that it is near the end of the school year for many of us, but this could be a great idea for your “Things to Try Next Year” list! If you have any ideas for what this note could say that would motivate and inspire our students, I would love to read your suggestions in my comment section below!
I’m not sure to whom I should attribute this site, but Mini Motivation is a handy tool for posting inspiring quotes during down times on your projector screen. Every time you hit refresh, a new quote comes up. It might be a good activity for high level students to research the quote’s author, explain the quote in his or her own words, find a way to relate it to the current curriculum, explain his or her own opinion, or even illustrate the quote.