From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you.
‘There is nothing in this world that is worth achieving more than the love from family, friends, and students. I achieved this on my birthday. I could not be any more thankful” I am humbled, blessed and I cherish you. I Love You!
I’m sure that with all these wishes, it will become a great year.
If you really want to succeed, the secret is simple: study. If you compare what a worker who just finished High School (which is the basic level they ask for any job) earns, against what someone who has finished a professional career, a master’s degree or a doctorate, the difference really is enormous.
A person who just finished High School has an income that is just at the poverty line. Instead, a professional has the money to live comfortably and fully enjoy their family. Good homes, good cars, good medical care, holidays and all the comforts of modern life. It is estimated that with only four additional years of study the difference in income over 30 years of work is more than one million dollars.
Let’s do some quick accounting; a minimum wage person earns $ 7.25 an hour ($ 58 a day) when he gets a job. If you are sick with the flu and your mom takes you to the general practitioner for a 15-minute consultation, the fee is $ 50, so they can earn $ 200 in one hour (on a good day $ 1,600 or more). In two weeks a professional can earn what a minimum wage employee earns in a year. In addition, the physical effort is very different; it is not the same to be working where every day you are moving heavy things and doing strenuous work, compared to the physical effort of a professional, which in most professions is minimal because it is intellectual work.
Have confidence in yourself, you must believe in yourself; do not ever get defeated. Dare to dream. If you have a dream, pursue it. Set goals and have the courage, determination, and dedication to achieve them. In life, you will always find obstacles and pitfalls, but you must have the will to rise and persevere. Only the one who gives up is defeated.
If you want to be part of a success story – study. Many students do not finish high school because they did not arrive well prepared in their subjects from the previous years. In Middle School, you learn the bases that will allow you to succeed later in your studies. All construction requires a good foundation, and here we are laying the foundations of what you will build tomorrow.
At Middle School, you must create solid foundations in reading, writing, and mathematics. I do not worry about how low your math skills are; I offer you that if you attend class regularly, if you pay attention, if you do the assigned activities and you frankly consult your doubts in order to clarify them, you will learn what is necessary to get ahead in your studies. I have 30 years as a teacher, and many of my alumni are successful; Even former students, some who had never passed a Texas state test, have achieved Commended Performance and then have achieved a professional career.
Success depends on the will rather than the talent. The foundations of your future and that of your family are built today. Dare to succeed.
This was said by Henry Ford many years ago, in a phrase that is famous, that in a nutshell explains the reason behind the triumph or failure of many people:
“Whether you think you can, or if you think you can not, in both cases you’re right” …
This holds a very great truth, psychologists have proven it with multiple experiments and call it the theory of self-fulfilled prophecy.
If a student believes that they are bad at their studies, they do not put their commitment into school, they frequently fail, lower their self-esteem, conform to low grades, do not participate in class, do not ask questions because they think they will not understand. They are assigned the label of mediocre, playful, or chatterbox and soon will be seen as such by their classmates and their teachers. The child tends to behave according to the expectation they have of him. (The Rosenthal and Jacobson experiment in 1966 is well known) and is known as the Pygmalion effect or self-fulfilling prophecy.
All of us who have been teachers for a long time have seen how important a student’s self-motivation is for their success in school and life. Behind winning students, there are usually parents, grandparents and family members who believed in them and encouraged them to persevere when they had a problem. How often teachers make the big mistake of highlighting faults and ignoring the qualities and effort of our students.
Similarly, many times parents are responsible for the low self-esteem of their children. If they say to him every day; you are a loser, you are useless at everything, you are not like your older brother who is intelligent and responsible or some other derogatory phrase, and they only see the defects and do not publicly acknowledge his qualities, they are condemning this son to failure in life.
The emotional support that parents and teachers give their children is very important.
If you want to succeed in life commit yourself to do so, take advantage of this great opportunity you have at this time to study and show the world how much you are worth, the great potential you have to face any challenge and overcome it.
If you do not stop yourself, no one else can do it. Dare to succeed.
One of the biggest misconceptions about being successful in school (and in life) is that you sit at your desk and automatically success comes to you. When the reality is that you have to fight for it, and fight hard.
- Trust yourself
- Work Hard
- Don’t be afraid to fail
- Stay Focused
- PUSH YOURSELF
- Be Persistent
- Never Give Up!
Say to yourself: I will persist until I succeed!
Don’t eat the marshmallow! Joachim de Posada TED
The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.
In Laredo, a significant number of children live in poverty.
Low educational levels lead to low motivation to stay in school and many students drop out, and thus their opportunities to break the cycle of poverty are greatly reduced.
Break the cycle of poverty depends on you. Take the opportunity you have to study and break the cycle that passes the burdens of poverty from one generation to the next.
The Early College High School provides students the opportunity to receive a high school diploma and two years of college credit (or an Associate degree), free. (The tuition of two years at college worth more than $28,000) Early college students are outperforming their peers nationwide, 90% graduate high school vs. 78% of students nationally; 94% earn free college credit while in high school.
Many of my former students could realize their dreams through the LISD Early College. You can also achieve the success you deserve.
Laredo Early College High School – Where dreams are ignited by the flames of knowledge.
Everyone faces roadblocks on the way to college. Watch videos of students who stayed focused and made it.