I was a at a conference this past weekend and I had the opportunity to hear George Scott from @niagarabeeway speak. He was extremely knowledgeable about bees and so much more. His information was scary though. We are losing bees due to a poison that we put into the ground. This poison (neonicotinoids) are going into the ground and killing the bees. As I was thinking about your blog this week, I thought about bees; tiny, yet extremely powerful. Bees, by working together make a huge difference. This reminded me of our class, we may be young, we may not have our driver's licenses yet but we are powerful and we can make a difference when we work together. For you task this week, I want you to get outside and do one amazing thing for the environment. For your blog post, write about what it is that you chose, why you did that and how helping makes you feel. Let’s be the like the bees. Let’s make a difference!
This week at River Oaks we are celebrating 25 years of amazing education happening here! This huge milestone is chance to look back on how it used to be, how things have changed but anytime we look back, we can’t help but to look forward.
For your blog post this week, I want you to think about 25 years from now, when you’re 36 or 37 (older than I am now!). What do you think life will be like, how would you like your life to look. What are your goals and aspirations / dreams?
This week I’d like you to write a paragraph that tells 3 goals that you have for yourself in 25 years and talk about one thing that you think will be different about the world we live in. Remember, 25 years ago, the internet had just started out, computers weren’t in everyone’s houses and cell phones looked like the this.
Ps. in 25 years, I will be 56 years old (AAAAHHH!)
The above talk is all about how it isn’t only IQ and intelligence that predict your chances of success in life. It turns out that GRIT, persistence and sticktoitiveness are far more important than what test scores say. How can you use the growth mindset to help you become more gritty?
Using the above ted talk as inspiration, write a one to two paragraphs that will inspire someone else. There doesn’t have to be a specific topic, only that your end goal is to inspire and engage your reader with a story or idea that will help them develop themselves as a grittier person.
Want to see how gritty you are? Take the test and follow the instructions at the bottom.
Mr. Steltman's Class
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