Your students will learn these important keys to Persistence:
Belief - You have to believe in something enough to endure the fight for it
Self-Control - The voice that will tell you to quit the most often will be yours
Passion - Passion is the energy that drives all persistence
Hard Work - Not quitting can be the hardest thing you will ever have to fight
Patience - Wait for success to come in its proper time
A Steady Pace - Persistence is a steady daily pace
Persistence is one of the most powerful skills you can ever develop. A persistent person, by their very nature, is unstoppable over time. Even if they never reach their goal, their refusal to quit moving forward changes the world forever.
Persistence is often thought of as only a refusal to quit. It is far more than that. It is a steady and very active force driving a dream or goal forward in little increments that eventually make a huge difference. Persistence is about not quitting while performing a steady stream of small actions.
Everything you need to teach the lesson and carry on the discussion exercises with your class is on the slides. This presentation is taken directly from the workbook pages and is a great compliment to the workbook. You can use this presentation in conjunction with the workbook or as a stand alone resource. We also include “My Ownership Pledge” which challenges the students to take personal Persistence for their behavior, lives, and personal growth.
This can also aid in Common Core goals. Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in a recent paper states: ”Educators and social and emotional learning (SEL) experts are increasingly acknowledging that building students’ SEL skills can help schools meet the Common Core State Standards(CCSS).” (https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/files/gse-mcc/files/sel_and_common_core_1.pdf)