Even if the consequence of a situation is not your fault, you can learn from the event by making it your responsibility. This is what Adam calls internalization.
Nothing cures boredom like cognitive engagement. If you’re bored, ask yourself an important question: Is it it my teacher’s job to entertain me? Or to educate me?
Who’s job is it to bring motivation to the table? Education is a two-way street. Teachers teach; students learn. So ask yourself…
As all students know, here at SHS we have a do-over policy on tests. My policy adds a caveat. I will not retest without doing a reteach. That is, you must visit me 9th period, so I can explain any errors that were made thereby preventing you from making the same mistake on the do-over. During a subsequent 9th period, you can attend to take Form B of the exam in question.
The one thing many students do not seem to know is that the marking period ends in six days and what the timeline is for do-overs.
It is officially the eleventh hour. If you were intending on a do-over, now is the time to act.
The weather is getting nicer outside. Keystone Exams are over. But the fat lady has yet to sing. You can’t presume to know the outcome of an event that is still in progress. There are still two weeks until underclassmen final exams. There are still topics to be learned. Don’t flush months of hard work down the toilet with childlike antics during the final 10 days of class.
Being great does not require doing extraordinary things. It requires doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
The Art of Exceptional Living
Hey Numeracy Nation! Movie Monday’s video is of the motivational variety. It’s a year old, but I just cam across it recently. A motivational speech set to a variety of movie clips, The Greatness Within is a pretty great video.