"You've got to think about big things while you're
doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction."
~ Alvin Toffler
Encouragement and attention really mean something to our kids. I know that there are times I have stopped and noticed some amazing block building children are doing together or how well everyone is getting along.
I'll mention it.
Little ears are always listening so I will often remark to another teacher in passing, sometimes I make up a song about it willy-nilly on the spot, or I'll share it at circle time when it's my turn to share.
Little things aren't so small when they are shared by big people sometimes.
Then again...to me, these things were never small in the first place.
Sometimes teaching is in the fine details.