Sunday, November 13, 2011

Latin is tough, but it helps you take off!

How to get students to stick with Latin after takeoff: that's the challenge. Sure, getting the plane ready and celebrating the flying of the banner is so exciting, but then you have to settle in for the flight and achieve the cruising altitude. That's not easy and some students bail out.

What will help students know that there really is a cruising altitude and a destination ahead?

1. Sharing the itinerary in terms they can understand.

2. Letting them hear from people who have made the trip before.

3. Showing them highlights from the journey-pictures, awards, goals achieved.

We need our students to not only cheer the takeoff but enjoy the flight. Let's be good pilots.

(All seat backs in an upright position . . . )

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