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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Smile

Sunday Smile

I believe in the power of a simple smile in the classroom (it works just about everywhere else, too).  Now research is revealing that there is even more power in a smile than we knew.  According to an article in Psychology Today (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201206/there-s-magic-in-your-smile), every time you smile you “throw a little feel-good party in your brain”.  A smile apparently activates the ability of the brain to receive and transmit good feelings throughout the body.  How cool is that!?  A simple smile.

I try to teach my classes in positive way, and I try to remember the power of a smile.  It’s not always easy, and it is all too simple to say to a student: “Don’t look at the floor!” rather than remembering to phrase it better:  “Eyes up”, “Look at your audience”, etc.  The positive directive is made even more powerful when followed by a smile – for both teacher and student.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Motivational Secret #4:
“Never underestimate the power of a smile.”  

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“It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. We should all smile more often.”
― Steve Maraboli

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