Behaviors to develop to be who you want to be someday.
You won’t always be an 8th grade girl/boy.
You won’t always think like an 8th grader.
The more you learn today the more control you have tomorrow.


Anything by Angela Duckworth (

Teach Habits of Mind---what do they sound like/what do they look like—why they are important for the student’s future success

Perseverance Walk

GOALS that matter to You I often talk about why they don’t educate women in some societies or slaves in the Civil War.
The uneducated are easy to control. (8th graders don’t like that thought).