My post this week is about how to make this school year better than ever. We know that the purpose of school is to learn and grow as individuals. Essential players in that process are school administrators, teachers and parents, but the most essential is YOU. Everyone has a role in your education and at the end of it all you are the one that benefits most, so it is your responsibility to get the most out of the experience.
I challenge you all this year to try something that you haven’t before – test for advanced courses, join a club, try out for a sports team, run for an office like student council president, or try out for band. Other forms of the challenge can be to meet new people, eat lunch with someone new to the school, volunteer as a teacher’s or office aide. All of these options will allow you to grow in areas outside of your academic studies, some will even help you better understand your studies. School is a large part of your foundation as a person; why not make your foundation as strong as possible. Everything you learn, every experience you have – in and out of the classroom – makes you smarter, stronger and better.
In order to see how you’ve grown and what you’ve learned through these challenges, keep a journal for the year. Start now and list the challenges you’d like to take on. Write about everything from how you go about taking on the challenge to what you do through your process. At the end of the year write about what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown from what you’ve accomplished. I’m pretty confident it will be a very proud moment for you. It will also encourage you as move into the future as a reminder of what you are capable of.
Challenge yourself and make this year the best yet! I hope that you will comment and share your thoughts with me and let me know what challenges you will take on this year.
Have a great week, and remember…
Always do you,