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Sometimes the lessons we learn don’t come from the textbook. Looking back on the group of students that just completed their 8th grade year, I realize they taught me several lessons.
During the graduation ceremony, every teacher commented on what a distinct pleasure these students were to work with. We all recognized that this group had something different from those in years past- CLASS. These students know how to live and learn well.
5 lessons in living well, courtesy of the 8th grade class of 2015:
Our society is beginning to overflow with individuals who feel entitled and believe the world should be handed to them on a silver platter. The class of 2015 stood out because the culture of the class encouraged hard work. These students did not complain about work; they attacked it.
They did not expect to receive high grades or praise without putting in the effort. I had many students do assignments…