Showing posts with label Motivation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Motivation. Show all posts

Monday, October 8, 2018

Make it a Great Monday!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Just Be You


Monday, September 17, 2018

Edit Your Life

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Start the Year on Fire

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Image from @Lilovebananas76

Monday, August 20, 2018

Don't Settle for Average


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Be Yourself!


Monday, December 11, 2017

Make Your Monday

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Values?




At the Your World Within website, they say, Life is not predetermined; it’s crafted daily.  In the video they say, go all in on the things that bring value to your life while eliminating the things that don't

Your assignment, Reading Workshop students is to write what about values in your life.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Shine On!



Image from @Nandini_actor

Monday, September 18, 2017

Get Motivated

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Have a Good Day!


Image from @superderek

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Energy?

Do you have energy?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

It's All in What You Do

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Have a Happy Day


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Be Great!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Are You a Winner?



Image from @lara_nikai

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Road to Success

We have compared the message about the struggles to success as they are shared in the song Let it Go from the movie Frozen with lyrics from the song Monster. In both, the main character (writer) achieves success. In both, they face their fears/demons to achieve it. This video is another piece of work detailing this struggle.





The assignment, Reading Workshop students is to write an essay about success. Please use the five paragraph essay format with introduction, body, and conclusion. Use at least one specific detail from each source. You may also use other resources. Be sure, at some point in the essay to include your "monster" and how success relates to your life.

Some things to consider:

1.  What is your point/focus?
2.  What do you want your readers to learn from your essay?
3.  What opinion do you hope to share and convince your readers?
4.  What details can you use to best back up your message?
5.  How can you begin in a way that will hook your reader?
6.  How can you end in a way that will leave your readers thinking about your message?
7.  How can you best organize your essay to help the reader gain by reading and understanding your essay?
8.  What (or how you say it) can you say to set your essay apart and make it the most meaningful?
9.  Does your essay have a first person look at success in your life?

Friday, April 19, 2013

How Motivated are You?

With the OAA quickly approaching, are you motivated for success?  Do you have what it takes to give your best?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Are You Brave Enough to Dream?

What do you want to do?  What do you want to be?  Do you have the guts to dream?  Do you have the courage to make it happen?



Reading Workshop students, your assignment is to do a picture scrapbook on your blog of what your life will be in the future.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Do Students Feel the Glee?

As I sat watching the rerun of the Glee season finale from last year, it reminded me of the reason that matters most when teachers walk through the classroom door. Teachers want to make a difference. 

When we get on a student about not giving his best, it comes from seeing the gap between potential and performance.  We know that success comes from working hard, and never giving up.

When a student disrupts class and we discipline him, it's because we know it distracts others, and keeps them from learning.  We know students must be able to concentrate for learning to take place.

Watching the Glee Club students relate their successes, even knowing it was just a TV show, made me think about Reading Workshop this year.  When students leave, I wonder how many will have a story to tell.  I hope they recognize their potential, and work to reach it.  Then I will be the one singing about a great year.