This post originally appeared on the blog, Mrs. Beattie’s Classroom. In my classroom, we don’t fill imaginary buckets. We tend and cultivate and nurture self-esteem and confidence and positive attitudes. We grow Heart Gardens.   Early in the school year, we compare our self-esteem to a growing plant. A plant that is watered and looked after flourishes in the same way a person who is treated kindly and with respect will flourish. We are very like plants in this way.…