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May 18, 2010

Doodle Bugs! Team Tuesday: Issue #17

Three things in human life are important.
The first is to be kind.
The second is to be kind.
The third is to be kind.” — Henry James

When a teacher’s primary focus is building relationships with her students, she creates the ideal environment for learning. Her kindness — in the form of thoughtful words, a gentle manner,  and genuine affection — encourages children to feel ‘at home’ in the classroom. In turn, their comfort encourages them to explore and create.

It is always a pleasure to recognize a team member for her kindness — and for the far-reaching effects she has on the classroom community.

Team Tuesday: Devin Burns (Penfield Center)

  • “I wanted to express how happy I am with Miss Devin…I have always seen her happy and calm, optimistic, warm and loving…”

  • “…she really has taken the time to build a solid relationship with Gabby based on trust, warmth, and security… I can tell she really loves the children and values them as people.”
    — Ariane B.-H., parent of Gabby

Thank you, Devin, for the many ways that you demonstrate that you CARE; the doodle community is a better place because of you!