Sunday, May 4, 2008

Must SEE Video of the Week

I received a email from Barbara Feldman about this video made by Don Crowther.
Like I always tell my students, "It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play the game."
I am going to show this to my 6th graders in homeroom to pump them up for the NJ ASK tomorrow.
They keep asking so many questions about the NJASK such as: "Why do we have to take it?"
"Does it count?"
"What does it mean?"
I tell them this their one chance to show how much they have learned and how much they know. The only person it really matters to is YOU! If, at the end of testing, you feel like you did your personal best, then that is what counts. So I guess it really is about "how you feel at the end of the day."


Nikki said...

What a powerful message. I have tears rolling down my cheeks. I hope you blog how the kids react.

Erica Hartman said...

My students loved it. We watched it during the week of testing (NJASK). It hit the spot because many of my students play softball and baseball and were in the middle of their seasons. We have a big field day competition this Friday and the students are all hyped up. But, I have heard some students say, "Remember, its not about winning, its about how you feel at the end of the day!" I smile secretly.