Dedication to Education
Students demonstrate personal responsibility to take advantage of their educational opportunities and demonstrate dedication and creativity in overcoming obstacles to learning and graduating (including personal challenges and deficiencies in school resources.
I will be a better student if I act on the following beliefs:
- Make the best of my learning opportunities. I am responsible to find ways to learn what I need to know.
- Be accountable to do what I need to do and learn what I need to learn to graduate. Boredom and difficulty are challenges, not excuses.
- Be happier and more successful if I take charge of my life and rely on myself rather than others to do what needs to be done.
- Discuss different strategies you can use when you don’t understand something in class or believe the teacher doesn’t like you or you don’t like the teacher.
- Give a learning assignment with deliberate incomplete preparation or no instructions at all but tell them they are still responsible for completing the project competently. Tell them they can work together, ask others or do whatever they have to do to learn what they need to finish the assignment.
- Demonstrate how to overcome obstacles (including lack of interest, boredom, and difficulty) so you can take control of your life and your education.
- “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams
- “Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.” – Abraham Lincoln
- “It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.” – Agnes Repplierg
- “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
- “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
- “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer
- “The best teachers are those that show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor