I am so disappointed that I stumbled yesterday and did not post anything to my blog. I am just at the end of the 50 day nerdlution challenge. I think this is day 41. It bums me out that I did not make the goal of blogging for 50 days straight, especially since the finish was in sight. Oh well, I just have to pick myself up and keep going until the challenge is over. I believe that would be on January 20th. My daughters said maybe I could post something twice today to make up for the one I missed yesterday. So, that is what I am going to do.
I could have easily made the decision to just give up. I didn’t make my goal, so I am just going to quit. But, it would bother me that I didn’t carry it out. I have been thinking a lot about my students. I am pretty sure some of them come to me with this attitude. A lot of times I hear, “This is hard.” Or, “I can’t do this.” They don’t even want to attempt it if it is too challenging. How do I get them to keep trying and persevere? That is a big challenge for me. Keeping students motivated to keep going even when things seem tough.
All I know is that I will keep working on giving my students the support they need. I want to make sure everyone is working to their full potential. I will help them see how close they are to reaching their goals in my classroom. I will encourage them to keep trying and not give up.