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  • Writer's pictureMike Ward

Have You Noticed This?

It’s been some time since I’ve pushed out some information. However, it’s good to be back and even better to be back with Covid in the rearview mirror. As I navigate this new world, am beginning to see some interesting tendencies regarding my students and from what I’m hearing many students in and around schools (locally, nationally, and perhaps globally). Interestingly, this trend has moved me to design this graphic for classes as I’m starting the second semester.

I can see unlimited amounts of potential that enter my room every day. All of science and theology tells us we are able! However, there is one missing ingredient that I am noticing in the post pandemic world, and that is a "willingness" to do what’s necessary to be successful. I can see the potential. I can see the ability! But I’m having a very tough time with that one point of the Success Triangle, “willingness”. Willing to get to class on time. Willing to do the work. Willing to dictate a little time in the course of the day so they can do well academically. Willing to follow a direction. Willing to trust you enough and the process you design to deliver content and skills. Willing to take good care of themselves (sleep). So as the second semester begins, I am really focusing on how to address “willingness”. I’m seeing the ability and the potential every day but what many are lacking is the "willingness". I have not had an issue with this in a career that has spanned over 30 years of work with at risk populations. Are you experiencing some of the same problems? Use the comment box below, to let me know.


P.S. Please take a look at some of my creative lessons by following this link.

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