For all the teens who are regular readers of this blog you know that I like to add a little humor to my messages. My owner, John, wrote this one and he doesn’t have a funny bone in his body, but it is still a good message for the upcoming new school year. Winky
Parents will spend an estimated $14 billion on new clothes and school supplies to get their children ready for the new school year. What happens after the new school clothes are dirty, the book bag is torn, and the pens are lost?
Accent On Success®, a not-for-profit organization dedicated helping children succeed, has developed a list of rules to promote success in the new school year.
Top 10 Rules for Success in School
1. No vision = no direction. Write down what you want to accomplish
in the first month of the school year.
2. Don't find fault; find a solution.
3. Minimize the bummer words: no, can't, won't, never, maybe, and if.
These six words can hold you back from reaching your full potential.
4. Learn how to set and achieve goals and how to use these principles
in the classroom.
5. To get ahead in life—learn more, do more.
6. Use the "I'll Make It Happen" words: yes, I can, and I will.
7. Eliminate excuses.
8. Ask yourself every day: "Did I give my best effort to today's
9. Help others.
10. Enthusiastically take action on your dreams.
When students develop an "I'll Make It Happen" attitude, it will positively impact their attendance, class participation, personal decision making, and overall academic achievement.
These top ten life skills will help students take more responsibility and will make a long-term difference in their performance in the classroom, in the workplace and in life.
(I'll get back to writing with humor in the future - I promise. It just seemed like a good message and that it could help you for the upcoming school year. Actually, it was a little selfish on my part. See, if you do well in school you should be happy. And, if your happy, you should give your dog more biscuits. So you see, it's a win-win situation if you do well in school.)
The morale to the story....Do well in school for your dog's well being. Winky
4 Biscuits - very rare rating for something I did not write.