Hi At an inservice I went to today there was such an amazing motivational speaker! Her basic concept was so simple but extremely moving. It was all about how your attitude can affect things in your life including teaching and how it's important to choose to have a positive attitude. This was particularly moving to me because as a new teacher, I'm feeling nervous and I really haven't had a good attitude lately about starting my first year. After hearing this speaker, I'm truly inspired to really keep a positive attitude going and not give up! I know it sounds kinda cheesy, but I've truly never been so moved by a speaker. Anyway, I thought I would share this in hopes that nerves and fear don't get others down the way they've been getting me down this week.