Happy first week back at school! Although this school year looks different for many, and perhaps isn’t what many students and families had in mind, we are thankful for the opportunity to continually serve our student population and be inventive in our learning strategies and programs.
As we finish our first week back, we wanted to share some positive statements to build your back-to-school mindset. We hope that these statements can offer encouragement and support, despite learning challenges and changes.
I am prepared.
Our teachers and instructors have been working tirelessly to create new ways to engage, share materials, and make meaningful learning opportunities online. With a hope of returning to campus sometime in the near future, our focus is a goal of in-person learning while building the best possible distance learning situation.
As we reflect on the first week, we hope that you share this sentiment with us: I am prepared.
Whether you are prepared with school supplies and technology, a good attitude to start your lessons, or the confidence that learning will still happen despite the distance, we are happy to support you and your goals.
I am willing to show up.
We cannot control the changes — to our schools, to our classrooms, or even in our world overall — but what we can control is our willingness to keep showing up (even when it’s hard).
As we reflect on our first week, our teachers and staff are humbled by the opportunity to teach. We are thankful that we can show up for each and every one of you, our students, and we hope you feel the same.
I am confident.
Confidence is key in any learning environment. Although we don’t have clear answers about returning to campus or what in-person learning will look like in the future, we are seeking the answers to those questions. And in the meantime, we are moving forward with confidence.
One of the best things you can do for yourself is believe in what you are capable of.
At Banyan Tree Educational Services, we are not just your classrooms and your teachers — we are your support system. We hope that you feel confident every time you come to a lesson, speak with us, or complete an assignment.
I have an opportunity.
It is so easy to look at what has changed and feel frustrated. It is so easy to focus on the negative and ways that learning has become more difficult over the past months. We must remember that even though times have changed (and perhaps become more challenging), we still have the opportunity to teach and learn.
Try your best to focus on what you have not what you’ve lost.
And remember, your teachers and instructors at BTES are here for you every step of the way.
Our goal with this post was to build your back-to-school mindset. We hope that you feel encouraged. We are all in this together!
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