Excellence

6 Jun

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I have been reading Becoming Steve Jobs this week and it got me thinking a great deal about excellence. As you may have picked up I love reading about those who excel. I really enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s works.

Excellence is not a gift, nor is it a talent. Learning to strive for excellence is a skill and this skill is undeniably necessary in the 21st Century classroom. Excellence requires increased student engagement and motivation.

Over the years I learned this: If students can master one thing, they have a greater likelihood of developing mastery in other areas of their lives. So, as a result, I spend a great deal of time scaffolding meta-cognition self-regulatory skills.

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