What Bugs Me

Shining A Light to Students in the Classroom

Students who don't work to their potential -

Never settle for less than your best.

Students who take the easy way out -

There is no growth where there is no struggle. Be courageous.  

Students who don't work hard -

See the value in how working hard produces great things later on. What you sow is what you reap.

Students who don't listen -

There is a difference between hearing and listening. Listen to understand.

Students who waste time -

Everyone is given 24 hours in day and you only get today once. Value it.

Students who turn in things late -

Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable.

Students who put others down -

Choose to be kind. Most people are fighting harder battles you don't even know about.

Students who don't try -

Do or do not. There is no inbetween. Always choose do. You'll probably surprise yourself.

Students who don't see the unlimited learning opportunities around and available to them -

Seize life. Go for it. Don't waste away.

Students who don't maximize their time -

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Students who think they deserve things just because -

The world does not owe you anything. Have this attitude and you will appreciate a lot more things.

Students who are not thankful -

The more thankful you are the more humble you are.  Count your blessings. You'll be surprised how much happier you'll be after that.

Students who don't smile -

Smile. It does a body good.

Students who can't laugh at themselves -

Never take yourself too seriously. Laughing is a part of life.

Students who don't attack the day -

Each day is gift. You don't get another one. Make today awesome.

Students who don't dance -

If you can't dance through life you need to find a new beat.

Students who don't get to know one another -

Life is meant to be shared and experienced together. Share your passions, dreams, and also your failures. Get to know people.

Students who don't grow as people -

Become better than you were yesterday. Improve daily.

Students who don't see that there are always two sides to everything -  

Choose to focus on the positive. It will make you stand out.

(This poem was made to share to my students during our coffeehouse poetry reading.)

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