Allow parents and students the opportunity to get to know their teacher better by giving them this Editable Meet The Teacher Night Handout at Open House, or send home on the first day of school with your welcome packet.
Persist. I work very hard on instilling a growth mindset with my students. If you're new to this way of thinking - check out Carol Dweck on YouTube. This is a checklist for my students to use before turning in their work or completing a project.