Teaching is all about learning, and challenging students to care.
I know that after a week of Spring break vacation time, many students are still just beginning to register that one more academic year is slowly winding down and that these next few months demand a particular focus. High school students in particular feel the challenge; there is a sense of urgency as April approaches, an understanding that summatives will be followed by exams and that school shows, extra curricular activities and testing all seem to happen or be due at the same time. How to prioritize and pack in the most amount of real work to gain the maximum credit at year end? And did you remember your volunteer hours?
As a tutor I feel the excitement and apprehension that my grade twelve and soon to be graduating students are experiencing. With acceptance letters coming in choices are being made and this note is a simple reminder to parents and students- take chances. There are so many new experiences to be had, and the college/university challenge is worth all the angst and worries that have accompanied these recent past few months. Now is the time to actually say “I’m curious, I want to learn” and to understand that commencement really will bring a new beginning.
With this open blog I plan on sharing – but first a Thank You to all who are making firstname.lastname@example.org your tutoring space,