Excellent Failure

To aim at excellence, our reputation, and friends, and all must be ventured; to aim at the average we run no risk and provide little service. ~Oliver Goldsmith

Week 30 in Review

In our search to better understand what persistent, copious reasons may be leading to student failures and in our attempt to create and provide appropriate interventions for our most at-risk students, we have energized both students and teachers alike to help look into what we can all do to address the situation.  One thought that continues to resonate with me…the idea that failure is an opportunity waiting to be capitalized upon instead of a final grade.  Is that possible?  What would it look like if we just changed the perspective of our thinking?  Imagine my surprise when our good friend, Karl Fisch, addressed that very question in his blog on Wednesday.  Karl is a math teacher in Arapahoe High School in Colorado.  He provides great ideas to consider and links to several through-provoking TED Talks.  You can’t miss this short, but insightful read so click on the screenshot below…

 Week 31 – A Look Ahead

It’s the last week of March.  Are you as stunned by that as I am?  Where has the year gone?  This week holds a few major events, and they are:

SPRING FEVER RELIEVER WEEK:  Student leaders jumped on this to raise money for prom.  Monday is neon day.  Join the kids in this fun celebration! Listen each day for what the next day dress code will be.

Tuesday – Senior Class meeting in the auditorium.  This is the entire class where they vote on class song and learn information about graduation.  Yes, graduation.

Wednesday – Leadership Team Meeting at 7:00 a.m. in Room 106, tornado drill at 1:15 p.m. and NHS Induction at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Junior/Senior class sponsors are invited.  Reception follows in the Modis Gym.

Friday is faculty lunch day.  Yum.

~Excellent is a journey, not a destination.~

“A light bulb but no (good) ideas… (17/365)” available in CC on Flickr by Lifesupercharger; “Head in Hands” by Alex E. Proimos; “Wit and Wisdom of Winston – Oct 2010 – Westerham Pub Wall – Those Two Imposters” by  gareth1953 Friends please read my profile. New Upd.


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