Part of taking the initiative and being successful Barton states is to work hard and to show resilience, as people who are resilient are also self- disciplined. Barton within his 13 years of research in benchmarking habits and techniques at Elevate Education was able to formulate answers to the question of what many top students do in finding consistent results whether it was in Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom or the U.S.
Have you ever seen those students who have so much potential but never apply themselves? You know that they are capable of exceptional work and that they can be star students but lack of motivation or they do not know how to meet their maximum potential. They usually don’t understand what they’re full abilities are until someone shows them the way. This describes Tracy Kephart’s story.
Success belongs to those who do not merely dream of their future, but strive to create reality from their aspiration. We live in one of the most affluent nations on earth today because of the ambition of those who came before us. The freedom we enjoy has been bought by the blood, sweat, and tears of our ancestors. In turn we must reveal our gratitude by giving our own talents to continue building stability and strength in our country. Although we have an abundance of wealth much remains to be done by us. Billy Graham once said, "Each of us has received two hands, one for receiving, one for giving." We have received the privilege of a high school education and now we must decide how to use it to benefit our nation. We are the future and each of us has the potential to make a difference. If there is even one person willing to attend every school event possible in order to support the students, wouldn't it make a difference? What if this same person committed himself to our school, our education, and our success, wouldn't this make a difference? For over 25 years Mrs. Ceedergreen has been such a person who has dedicated herself to making a
First of all, allow me to say it has been a complete honor and privilege to be a part of Rebekah’s education. She is by far one of the most outstanding students I’ve ever has the privilege to teach! Rebekah is unlike a lot of students in that she is goal-oriented and 100% self-motivated. She remains focused even through hard personal times. She is the same young lady everyday regardless what she is dealing with, you would never know if anything is bothering her! I have never known her to miss one single homework assignment or project. She has achieves four years in a row of perfect attendance. She does everything with a spirit of excellence and always strives for the best. She is an over-achiever to put it lightly! Her academic achievement is immeasurable. Completing an Honors course in three years. She set that as a goal her
“I am painfully aware that I am not a superhuman. I do the same job as thousands of other dedicated teachers who try and make a difference” (Esquith, 2007, p. 30). These humbling and nonchalant words were spoken by an incredible man, Rafe Esquith. He is a guy of many, many talents, who most could only dream of acquiring. Rafe stretches the boundaries, and goes above and beyond the norms of teaching each day. He spends the majority of his time dwelling in a crowded, poverty filled, vandalized classroom, where the kid’s primary language is morethan likely, not English. He does not see this as a downfall though, he uses this to his advantage and embraces each student like they are his own. Outsiders looking in would be stunned to find such hardworking,
Madison is a very hard worker and will exert the utmost work ethic when it comes to just about anything. She has consistently received high marks in my class, and yet she still strives to always be better; she will not stop giving it her best effort until she is completely satisfied with the final product. Whether the focus of her work is academic, professional, or personal, Madison puts her whole heart into it, and her thoughtfulness is inspiring.
Academically, Allison is a very strong student and I enjoy having her in class. She has been on the Principal/Superintendent’s Honor Roll every year of high school. Allison’s behavior and decision making is characteristic of a student who is mature beyond her years. She has one of the strongest work ethics I’ve ever encountered in a student. A typical Monday for
In the short time that she was enrolled in my class, I was able to see that her determination and commitment was just the surface of Angelica’s qualities. While she was not confident in her academician abilities, her commitment to study revealed the truth of just how exceptional
When a new school year starts teachers are ecstatic to see what kind of students they will be teaching for the next year, like the way students anticipate how hard their new teachers will be. Teachers can hope to have a class full of sublime students, but in reality, the odds of that happening are very minute. However, a few exceptional students can help to shape the class through the way they work hard and care for the welfare of their fellow students. There are a few qualities that these good students have. They should always work hard because it will benefit themselves in class and also in the future. This will also push their peers to work harder and reach their full potential. They should be involved so that their lives don't only revolve
Success starts with education. Working alongside students, partnering with them, through the academic challenge is my passion and my joy. I never grow weary of watching students discover and unleash their potential.
Every student is a unique individual who deserves respect and the opportunity to learn, grow, continually improve, and succeed in both academic and extracurricular areas.
As a teacher, I want to make an impact on someone’s life. I know this will be a huge accomplishment, and I will get to experience this everyday. On an ordinary day, I will teach lessons on math, English and social studies, but I will also serve as a role model for my students. I will live my life in a positive manner and show my students that through hard work, success can happen. In addition, I will create meaningful lessons that address many different learning styles in the classroom. I know that I will have students with diverse learning styles, and I want to create lessons that can highlight their strengths.
My graduate studies in the College Student Development program at Appalachian State University have prepared me well for this professional opportunity. For both years of my master's degree program, I was a Graduate Assistant, focusing primarily on student success, both inside and outside of the classroom. In
The blatant lack of work ethic is just amazing. The students do not want to move on unless they have complete approval.” In her class she tries to teach the students time management and problem solving. One student had the issue of drawing braided hair. Ms. Lawson told the student not to draw each braid, but only give the impression of the braids. To help some students, she has them look at their portrait from a distance to perceive what needs to be worked. If the student needs extra time to work she set time aside after school for the students to come in and work. She does not allow the students to take projects nor supplies home on the fear they would never make it back to school. Kirsten Lawson involves her students in the everyday duties to keep the classroom functioning. The first student at each table group make sure that all projects are on their group table ready to work on. The second student, assemble the paint supplies which are also placed on the table. All pencils, rulers, markers and scissors are checked out and counted at the end of class. The last five minutes of class she has the students line up in the back of the class so she can inspect the classroom to confirm it is clean for the next class. While the students file out of the class each student acquires an affirmation from her to move them through their