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Entrepreneurial Qualities

21 Aug

This was popped up on a slide during our beginning-of-the-year staff development meeting:

ENTREPRENEURIAL QUALITIES
Confidence
Passion
Creativity
Friends
Risk Taking
Motivation
– Yong Zhao

The “Friends” bullet item was interesting.  How do we purposefully build all of these skills, and the “Friends” skill in particular, through school?

Another tidbit – source not cited.  It was mentioned in our grade-level team meeting that if you choose an at-risk student, and spend two minutes a day, every day for ten days, checking in and having a conversation with the kid, it improves his or her outcomes significantly.  I didn’t write down what outcomes were measured, or perhaps they weren’t cited.  But still.

It reminded me of the time a not-at-risk kid said to me, “Ms. DuPriest, I see you more than I see my mom.”

Students arrive in the classroom tomorrow!  We will do our usual norming and pre-assessing and then dive into integers and order of operations.

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