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Reinventing Room 121

Effort Matters.

January 8, 2014 · 3 Comments · ENG3C, Learning

Homework?

Why bother?

Being productive in class?

It’s not going to change anything.

And yet we know that growth and learning require effort.

Right?

To learn to skate, pass a puck, or hit the net took time and effort. You weren’t born knowing how to do these things.

To learn to hunt, fire a gun accurately, or track a deer took time and effort. You weren’t born knowing how to do these things.

To learn to dance, make regalia, or sing took time and effort. You weren’t born knowing how to do these things.

To learn to use Facebook, download music, and play video games took time and effort. You weren’t born knowing how to do these things.

To learn to read complex texts, make meaningful notes, and express your thinking through writing takes time and effort. You weren’t born knowing how to do these things.

Work on your growth mindset and you will be able to do anything you want to do. It’s all possible.

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3 Comments

  • andiet

    I like the idea how you tied all of what you have been saying all semester long about how we have a growth mindset to learn new things. Like the way you used skating as an example we should remember that is why we are still learning everyday to become better learners.

  • Ms. Balen

    Thanks Andie. It is comforting to know that our hard work will add up no matter what obstacles we run into. No one ever said life-long learning was easy!

  • Koostachin Animkii

    Besides agreeing with all the examples given, I also agree with the main topic. Efforts do matter. I Agree Because I have done it. I have been doing it for the past final years of my high school career. I know for a fact that if you want something, you have to put in efforts.
    Things don’t just get given out for free, especially skills in work. You have to make efforts. The only thing I would change add to this post is: The only thing that matters is efforts.

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