Every year since I was in high school, I turned crummy things around and made them positive every year when Thanksgiving rolled around. You know, I'm thankful for the farthest parking spot because it means I'm healthy to walk sort of thing.
When I started blogging a few years ago at Easy Teaching Tools, I used the same mentality and applied to to teaching here and here. Sometimes, it's so easy to get caught up in the negative parts of teaching. You know, the politics, the bullying, all of the assessments, tough parents...the list can go on and on.
I challenge you to write down one crummy thing and spin it around into a positive. I'll choose one lucky teacher winner who will get this thankful turkey craft that you can use in your classroom to teach your students about being thankful.