As educators, we spend most of our time pushing students out of their comfort zones. We are pulling, nudging, encouraging, dragging, and championing them to step out of their comfortable places of anonymity. We work to shine a spotlight on every student and try to convince them to embrace their potential for greatness.
Many of our students will be choosing topics for essays, projects, poems, or even designs... Will they be willing to challenge themselves?
Many will be choosing an CCA.. Will they be willing to try something different?
Many will be choosing a place to sit at lunch... Will they be willing to sit next to someone they don't know?
Let's encourage our kids to try different choices that may be uncomfortable. It is in these small steps that they learn courage, risk-taking, and possibly failure. But as long as they get up after each misstep then they will grow from that resilience. That growth is when we do the best learning. They say that we grow wisdom from our knowledge. We grow knowledge from our experiences. We grow experiences from our failures. Let us champion our students to grow and help others grow.
At HIS, we have a great variety of activities for students to try and experience. Each one of these adventures gives them the opportunity for growth. And from that growth comes confidence. That confidence will transfer to all other aspects of their life. From these experiences, our students learn to overcome the challenges they will face in their future. And we will be there to cheer them on!!!!
Opportunities to cheer this week are....
- Assembly for HONOR ROLL on Tuesday at 2:20pm
- Dramatic Scenes on Tuesday at 5pm
- Talent Show at 4:30 on Friday
- Boys Basketball in Suzhou this weekend
- Girls Basketball in Shanghai this weekend
- Robotics in Shanghai this weekend
- MUN in Shanghai this weekend
- Swimming in Nanjing this weekend
ITS A GREAT DAY TO BE AN HIS DRAGON!!!
PS - Try our new weekly PARENT POLL below to challenge your own comfort zone.