I was sitting at my computer at about 6am yesterday morning creating a to do list for myself and seeing all the things I needed to get read in order to start my graduate school program today. About 12 hours later, I got right on it.
I’ve always been a procrastinator. I never did my work in pieces over time. I waited until the night before things were done and then powered through to get the assignment done. I skimmed when I should have read. I let a few things go when I knew my grade could take it. I played on my phone and computer when I should've been listening .My grades were good but I was a terrible student.
What has changed?
Other than the fact that I knew good advice and give good advice, nothing is different. I’m the same student i’ve always been. The big difference is that I look at people, students, like myself more as a teacher so now my own behavior makes me furious.
I tell myself that I’m going to do things differently, but I’ve said that at least a thousand times, half of which I meant it. I changed exactly zero times. Don’t get me wrong, the results should make me happy. It’s always worked in my favor, but at this point in my life and school career, what I get out of classes is much more important to me than the grade.
Maybe this change in priorities will cause a change in my behavior. I did actually read last night, so here’s to hoping.
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