If you look around and decide your classroom (or your life) would benefit from a little environmental or psychological lipo-suction, consider asking yourself the following questions:

·      Where is the excess?

·      What can I get rid of?

·      What is my focus?

·      What will give me a sense of space and breathing room?

·      What can I eliminate and still reach my goals?

·      What is the most important thing that I want to say happened in my classroom?

·      What details are just filler and making my overall mission cloudy or blurring the lines of my purpose?  

If we’re mindful and conscious of it, subtraction adds. TZT