Innovative
Classroom

Bell Work

I’ve Learned That...

Share some thoughts from Live and Learn and Pass It On by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. If you don't have access to this book, here are a few excerpts:

  • I've learned that there's no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. -age 48
  • I've learned that my teacher always calls on me the one time I don't know the answer. -age 9

Have your students write a small list of things they have learned--have them share with the class.


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