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Reflecting on Work Habits Fosters Growth

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Seamus, 8th grade student at the Odyssey School in Denver, CO, reflects on data from his passage portfolio to describe  how becoming more responsible has improved his work.


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Seamus, 8th grade student at the Odyssey School in Denver, CO, reflects on data from his passage portfolio to describe  how becoming more responsible has improved his work.


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- Hello, my name is Seamus, I’m an eighth grader in a genius classroom so, I’m gonna start by showing you the habit target if I can use strategies to complete quality work on time, and the habit of responsibility. And the first thing I want to show is my sixth grade homework checker from the whole sixth grade year, and this habit helped me because I was able to turn in quality classwork, it just wasn’t really on time very much, so it could have helped me if I’d given myself time to do my work and actually using it, so that it’d actually be turned in. I also could’ve used this habit a little bit more by taking my time on my homework, instead of just getting through it just to get through it. I am showing this next thing, is to show my growth in responsibility. The next thing is my seventh grade homework checker from spring 2012, and this one is a lot better. I only had three missing assignments that semester, one of them because I was sick, the other two for some reason. But this habit helped me because I found and made time to do work. Unlike what I did in sixth grade because I learned from that mistake.

- [Cyndi] So how do you think that this habit of responsibility, and specifically the target of creating or completing quality work on time, how do you think that has impacted your academic achievement?

- Well by using responsibility and turning quality classwork in on time, homework in on time, that really, by doing all this stuff it, by turning it in on time, doing it with quality, you learn more by doing it, instead of if you just push it off until later and just do it real quick, then you’re not really learning anything, so by the time we get to an assessment, or a quiz, or just anything, you know more if you took your time and actually used the strategies to turn it in on time with the quality that you have used.

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