In our classroom we have a little motto that I use quite frequently. This motto is "stay positive", it is a simple motto that I adopted from one of my favorite songs by The Hold Steady. Despite this being the motto of our class, negative thinking still rears its ugly head from time to time.
After reading Mr. C's post about the power of negative thinking I decided to conduct my own negative thinking experiment.
This is Omar. He is well known in class for his negative thinking. In fact his favorite phrase is "Mr....I am so bored..." I used Omar as an example hoping we could fix this way of thinking....but it was too late. We measured him before and after lunch, and unfortunately he shrunk 2 inches in height. Mrs. Hamm and myself were shocked. Omar did not take this news well either, as this could drastically effect his basketball career.
There is hope though, our entire class is dedicated to helping Omar change his way of thinking and become a more positive person. Hopefully with a little help from his friends, he can gain those precious inches back.