Repetition. Merriam-Webster defines it as “the act or an instance of repeating or being repeated”. Repetition. Cambridge English Dictionary defines it as “the act of doing or saying something again”. Repetition. Oxford English Dictionary states its origins come from the “Old French repeter, from Latin repetere, from re- ‘back’ + petere ‘seek’ “. Repetition. It is VERY present in an elementary classroom setting. Youngsters often (very often) “seeking back” to what has already been shared, explained, or said. As a teacher, I constantly struggle on what is worth repeating and catch myself repeating unnecessary words, causing them to be ineffective…and I realize, repetition of certain thoughts can cause a mighty impact. Repetition of other thoughts can cause a mighty demise. If you seek back and choose wisely what you wish to repeat, you can instill a sense of power in these young minds (in anyone, actually). Yet if you choose poorly, repetition can create an overwhelming sense of dependency. Repetition. Its power can be used for good or for evil. Repetition. As soon as it makes its re-appearance in your day, use it for good. Whatever you may be repeating, make sure it is worthy. Whatever you may be repeating, make sure it is done respectfully. Whatever you may be repeating, make sure it constructs an environment of empowerment to move forward and continue. Repetition. Seek back only that which makes you and others around you stronger. Repetition.