How do students move from learning a skill to achieving mastery? It all comes down to consistency and practice.

Yes, AI. In order to move from skill to achievement, students need to practice every single day. Whether a student wants to learn to tie their shoes or study for Advanced Placement (AP) exams, students need to have time to practice.

Every person has 24 hours in a day. Students spend 8 hours a day at school, so we have 16 hours left. Students should get at least 8 hours of sleep each night, so we have 8 hours left. Students may have two hours of school work to do. This includes studying, reading, projects, and homework. Now, students have 6 hours left. If your student has two hours of extracurricular activities, there’s four hours left. Two hours of family time leaves two hours left. If a student needs an hour for a brain break, a student has one hour left to practice.

In one hour of practice, students could gain a sense of accomplishment, grit, resilience, strength, discipline, focus, and a host of other important skills. Students could accomplish one goal and set their next goal. It comes down to a simple equation.

In order to move from skill to achievement, you need to practice your best every day. It requires twice the effort due to maximizing one hour of your day. While it appears challenging, I want you to know that I believe in you. I know you can do your best work and become better every day. I believe you can grow and I believe you can do anything!

Published by fallondodson

I am a school counselor by day, and business owner by night!

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