Life lessons stolen from the classroom

Many claim they learned their life lessons in the classroom.  However, I do believe you can also apply lessons gleaned from life into the classroom.  Here are some…

There are no do-overs in life: the grade you see is the grade you get.
Take your time, do it right. Enough said.
Memorization lasts about five hours, but learning lasts a lifetime.
Cheaters (and copycats) never win—and probably don’t do well on their SATs or first-year college courses, either.
Stay inside the lines—at least for now. Do what you have to do to make it through, and recognize the difference between creativity, independence and complete rebellion.
Learn to live with it, no matter what “it” happens to be.
Let sleeping dogs lie. No sense riling up the bullies or spazzies.
The grass is greener on the other side. The more time you waste looking at others’, the less you will have for your own.
You can’t choose your family—or intact social group, classroom peers or your primary school teachers—but you can choose your friends. Wisely choose those who will respect your integrity.
Make new friends and keep the old…unless they mistreated you.
You can’t make everybody happy all the time. If you try, you will probably just piss your students off and make them hate you even more!
Life is short, enjoy it while you can…especially if you are spending most of your time in the classroom.

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