If I Could Only Give My Students One Piece of Advice
We polled the Edutopia, Twitter, and Google+ communities for their responses to the following sentence: “If you could give one piece of advice to my students, it would be…”
There were a plethora of wonderful responses. Just a few of our favorite responses include the following:
Learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others.
Success is always a process, rather than an event, and vice versa. Failure is an event, not a person, and should never be taken personally. Manolis Votsis is a Greek actor and director.
It is acceptable to make mistakes. – Dina – It is how you make it different the important next time. @lorimacdon: Maryea Baker @lorimacdon: Take risks and see mistakes as opportunities for growth and development.
Failure is not denoted by a red F. It is referred to as the “First Attempt in Learning.” Dean Mantz is an American actor and director.
Self-acceptance is essential.
Steph Burg is a writer who lives in New York City. The way people treat one another is a reflection of their character, not yours, and not vice versa.
Shaolin Shields advises being gentle with oneself.
You are not a sexual object in the eyes of the ladies. You are not a stereotypical female figure in the eyes of the boys. Gerry Kenney (Gerry Kenney & Associates): Be strong, don’t let images influence your decisions, and listen to your heart.
Please don’t allow anyone to label you as stupid – Sherry Maher
To be proud of what they can accomplish each day and not let the minor inconveniences get in the way of their goals. @Teach4love
G VanDeCarr (G VanDeCarr): Have a good time, and don’t forget to laugh now and then.
It matters what you think about things. It is important what you say. It makes a difference what you do. You are important. Daryl Myers is a writer and poet.
Be a decent human being.
Kisha Gaskill discusses her acceptance of other children.
The ability to feel empathy for others – Debbie Reed, alias @Justmemarie2: Always take into account both sides of the story before passing judgment.
Invest in one another’s success. Everyone at Howland High School is in this together.
Empathy and an open mind are required of global citizens. Empathy and openness are both necessary for learning, according to Cynthia Clark.
Volunteering is a great way to give back. Volunteering can be beneficial in a variety of ways. Deanna Considine is a woman who works in the fashion industry.
First and foremost, listen to understand, and then make a decision – @MrBarry628
The Secrets to Achieving Success
Dawn Clarke: Being open to learning, being prepared, planning, networking, and having a little luck are all essential components of success.
- Let it go! Let it go! It’s not necessary to give up your education. But let go of the little things that can dictate whether you have a good day at school. It’s hard to do as an adult or a child. Mary Gallagher
- Rick Wylie: Don’t let others define your success.
- Tara Schurman: You are your best advocate –
Find Your Passion – Teri Skillman
- Do what you love and get experience. While qualifications will get you the interview, passion and experience will take you further. @PeoplePensPaper
- @terriluna01 – Find a job/career that excites you to get out of bed
- Ron Sims: Don’t rush to get older –
- Relax – Mark Welinski
- It’s a marathon and not a sprint. Susan Russo: You don’t have to do everything immediately.
Be A Lifelong Learner – @TXSalsaCongress
- Education is more than a learning process that lasts for a few years.
- It is a lengthy procedure that takes countless hours. Shivani Agarwal is an Indian actress.
- Janet Piskurich (Janet Piskurich): One of the most important skills you can acquire is the ability to learn.
Never stop learning new things. While school can teach you many things, the world is a treasure trove of information that goes beyond what you can learn in a classroom. Open to learning – @MsMedinaTweets @bashaierk: @MsMedinaTweets @bashaierk: Learning can have a positive impact on your life and help you become a more valuable person.
Never forget that your initials do not define who you are or what you believe in.
Marcia Baynes (Marcia Baynes): When trying to learn new skills and knowledge, it is important to listen more than you speak.
You should pay attention…. to your teachers, your parents, and your classmates Pay attention to what others have to say and truly hear what they have to say. According to Chad Jones, this is a critical life skill that many adults and children have never learned.
Admire the wisdom of those who have gone before you – Michael Manning
Curiosity should be encouraged.
Curiosity is a good thing. More than what is on the test is available to students, according to Kate Phipps.
Ask questions to @TheRealMrBauer on Twitter.
Follow your curiosity, but keep an open mind and a healthy dose of skepticism. @library Jim
Continue your efforts.
@rasheedhammadi says that perseverance is the key to learning, and patience makes the process more enjoyable.
Make it a reality. Anthony Mason (Anthony Mason): The ability to overcome any obstacle that life throws at you – Life can be difficult…but you are stronger – Tanya B Murphy, Kid President –
Even though it appears impossible, never give up hope. @Jody Burke: Never lose sight of the people who are always there to help you through difficult times.
Be practical in your approach.
- Don’t put it off any longer; complete it as soon as possible! (This is in contrast to “Get it done.”) David Crumbaker is a writer and poet.
- Studying habits that are beneficial to your health – Laura Tipancich
- Follow the directions provided by @LindaAragoni.
- Make use of sunscreen. (
- Sorry. It had simply become too much. Rodney Fields is a musician from the United Kingdom.
READ, READ, and MORE READING Randy Keck is an American businessman and philanthropist.
Read. The amount of information available is staggering. Newspapers are included in this category. @jdmstewart1 is a Twitter user.
Continue reading – Page Bobo Daancy is a writer and musician from the United Kingdom.