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Invest in Yourself

Updated: May 1, 2023

I had a discussion with my Year 7 form about this thought 'Investing in yourself'.

It is something that I had in my mind all week.

Just as adults and teachers we invest in ourselves (weightlifting in the gym, dance team to pursue passions and hobbies) students should be aware they are investing in themselves now.

It takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, or 10 years to become an expert at something.

I was telling the students they are in year 7 now. They are 11. They are working hard. Some of them have picked up an instrument. If they invest in themselves and put in 10,000 hours, by 21 when they are at university they will be experts.

I told the students they are working hard and listening in class. If they work hard in Y7 and invest in themselves, they are going to find year 8 easier. There is new content however it builds on what they have learned.

What are you doing to invest in yourself?


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