Below is the PowerPoint I showed my students on their final day of 8th grade ELA:
Find your motivation for yourself.
Realize that there are others in this world besides you and make your community better starting with yourself.
Be humble & and recognize that you haven’t achieved anything until you actually achieve it.
Talk is cheap – let your work speak for itself. People who take care of their business don’t need to broadcast their greatness to the world.
Help others around you – it’s a lot easier to work together than it is to work against one another.
Be kind – my father always told me it doesn’t cost anything to be kind.
Ask for help – everyone eventually needs it.
Avoid excuses – eventually, nobody cares why something didn’t get done, only that you didn’t get it done.
For those who want to lie: 1. It always catches up to you; 2. It makes you look awful when you get caught; 3. The longer your story is, the less believable it is.
Recognize that your words and actions truly do matter moving forward, so think about your future and your family and how your decisions will affect your own life, and no one else’s.
And finally, proofread your work!!!!!!