J is also for…Joker in the classroom

J is for...If you clown around in class, or you refuse to try, of course you will find it harder to learn.

Sometimes children think the work is going to be too hard and so they decide not to mess around and not to try because if they don’t try they can’t fail.

When I was a child, if I got upset because I’d made a mistake my dad would tell me it was better to do things wrong because then you learn twice as much: you learn how not to do it as well as how to do it! He is a very wise man, my dad!

So next time you feel as if you don’t want to try in lesson time, just stop and take a deep breath, and then pick up your pencil and do your best., Doing your best is all anybody can ever ask of you.

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