This week I am choosing to model the IB learner profile attribute of being a risk-taker. I am going to ask our parents to look at a traditional topic with an open mind and present a different point of view for what we want our students to achieve.
This evening we celebrate the newest inductees into the National Honor Society. These students have proven to have had exemplary performance in academics. However, what makes these students truly stand out is not solely their achievement levels. What makes them truly exceptional is their work ethic and ability to push themselves beyond hurdles they encounter. Because of this attribute, we know that these students are going to experience success well into their future. This week's article begins to hint at why academic achievement levels do not tell the whole story and perhaps effort levels are better predictors of success. To support this, Angela Lee-Duckworth speaks in one of the all-time top viewed TED talks about THE attribute that is far more important to future successes than grades or scores. I encourage you to review these resources before receiving your child's interim report on March 26.
What will be the first thing you talk to your child about? Achievement or effort levels?
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