I've NEVER said "GOOD LUCK" to my students!

Last Update: November 08, 2018

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.

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Sruffey Premium
If you learn anything there is no luck to it. A lot of hard work I know how hard it is to learn and I am 63. I also went back to college and received a degree in web and graphic design, so I really know there is no luck to it. Work hard and ask questions, with the training and support here at WA anyone can succeed. Great post brought back nightmares from my days in college. Lol
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VictorF22 Premium
HAHAHA... Congrats on your success :)

BTW, I'm here to bring back "those nightmares".. I think I'm known for that by a few WA members haha..
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SuleymanM Premium
Makes sense! By the way, if this picture is not a generic one, I assume you should be teaching physics. Me, too!
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VictorF22 Premium
I teach math :)
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Happy2Learn Premium
Well said. Cheers
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VictorF22 Premium
:)
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jitmac Premium
Your right i like this verse:Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
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VictorF22 Premium
I like that :)
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accad Premium
Putting the right value in the mind set.
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VictorF22 Premium
Thank you :)
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