Celebrating your Academic Achievements After a Challenging School Year
As we move from June to July, it is time to take a deep breath, sit back, relax, and celebrate yourself… yes, yourself! Shout as loud as you can: “I made it through a challenging school year!”
As very well written by The Ontario College of Teachers, “No matter the circumstances, it’s important to celebrate your academic achievements. Remember that graduation is a tremendous achievement and it’s worth pausing to honour the culmination of the hard work— including the late nights, classes, papers and all of the moments over the years that have led you to this moment.”
Whether you are a student, teacher, or an employee within the education industry, the school year involved transitions from class to online learning, distance socializing and self-isolation; definitely not the typical school year! Within one year of school, you gained or enhanced many transferrable skills such as pursuit to succeed, tolerance, persistence, problem solving, communication styles, presentation skills, self-awareness, leadership, initiative and the adaptation to constant change! Although you may not have been aware of these academic achievements since the learning was organic due to global circumstances. These skills will only benefit your ongoing success in future education, socialization and your career!
Take a moment to reflect on all that you have achieved this year; the word “WOW” might come to mind. Throughout life, there will always be hiccups along the way. I encourage you to take this year and keep it in mind when you come across one of those hiccups, as you now have many coping skills… you are a Survivor!
To all the teachers out there, let us help you plan for more amazing academic achievements for your students. We would love to talk to you and see how we can get you and your students set up for success in the fall. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org