Over my ten year teaching career (two months in to year eleven I moved, now I’m a long-term substitute), I have constantly implored my students to be honest with themselves.
I told them if they have dreams of going to college, but as a sophomore they are carrying a 2.4 grade point average, college might end up being just that, a dream. Unless, of course, they consider the future, engage and get to work.
I take my own medicine too.
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