I've NEVER said "GOOD LUCK" to my students!
This is a quick post about a question that was asked by my student today: "You never wish us good luck Mr." - we had a quiz today...
So I stopped them for a second and I addressed why I always tell them "Do your best!" right before a test..... Well, BECAUSE THAT'S ALL THEY CAN DO... THEIR BEST!
The result will reflect their effort, understanding, and knowledge about certain topics.
LUCK? Getting a good grade is not about luck, even if it's a multiple-choice-questions exam. There is no way you can pass a test if you GUESS all the questions. MAYBE a true-or-false-questions exam but we don't really do that in math.
So... I told them: "Your knowledge is not LUCK. What you learn is because you make the decision to use your brain to gain knowledge, and knowledge is power. Once you have that power, you can pass your test. It's never about LUCK my friends"
Some got excited. Some got scared. No worries, they will get it by the end of the year.
I'm pushing them to become smarter people today so that
they can be future leaders tomorrow.