Do you believe … in the Tooth Fairy?

7 Nov


This weekend I took my two young children off to the cinema to see the film ‘Tooth Fairy’ featuring none other than the Rock.  


I wasn’t sure what to expect but the film turned out to be brilliant.  I think I could go as far as to say that I probably enjoyed it more than the kids! 

Let me explain… 

The main themes of the movie were: 

‘You have to believe to succeed

Have high expectations of yourself … and of others. 

Keep the faith even when you face set backs and disappointments.

And my favourite line from the film: ‘You can’t score if you don’t take the shot. 


My trainees are heading off into school for the next 4 weeks so I am planning to work on their self belief this week.  A few of them are feeling afraid and we need to work on the notion of FEAR being a negative emotion and something that could well prevent them from having the success they so desire in the classroom.

FEAR = False Expectations Appearing Real 

I have only recently started to believe in myself aged 34 and boy, how life has changed for the better!

This week, I DARE YOU to actively believe in yourself / your learners more than usual and report back to me with the results.

Have a fantastic week!





3 Responses to “Do you believe … in the Tooth Fairy?”

  1. Mary November 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Well put! I love that quote by Guillaume Apollinaire which I find very inspiring – the one that goes "Come to the Edge" he said. "We are afraid" they said. "Come to the Edge" he said. They came. He pushed them..and they flew.

  2. Joanne Cheng November 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm #

    Thank you for the link to this post, I totally agree we must believe in ourselves and our learners I really do think that children respond to high and realistic expectations. Today was my first day in placement and I was scared but excited and now the first day is over I’m really looking forward to getting back in there tomorrow. When our course leader realised we were all scared stiff about returning to the classroom she just kept saying to us "don’t worry, this is what you want to do, remember why you applied for this course" and she was right, this is what we want to do so we need to get in there and do it! Hope your trainees have a wonderful time, I look forward to read more posts.

  3. Suzanne Steven February 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    When I was a kid, I used to believe in the tooth fairy ‘coz I was receiving gifts from her, every time I lost a toof. But when I became a parent myself, that’s when I realized that the tooth fairy is no other than.. ME. =)

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