Please make sure your child is at the ELC Auditorium between 18:15 and 18:30 tonight. Thank you. We should be finished by 20:00 or a little after. We very much appreciate your attendance on a week day night and your support and encouragement for your child. See you tonight!
Alan McLean in his excellent book The Motivated School makes a very thought provoking point when he states that, “The teacher’s role is not to give success to students but to put success within their grasp.”
A great article from Thomas L. Friedman of the IHT
“Every young person will continue to need basic knowledge, of course,” he said. “But they will need skills and motivation even more. Of these three education goals, motivation is the most critical. Young people who are intrinsically motivated — curious, persistent, and willing to take risks — will learn new knowledge and skills continuously. They will be able to find new opportunities or create their own — a disposition that will be increasingly important as many traditional careers disappear.”