...do things differently.
I recently read that on a blog about test prep. The author (who is a teacher) says she often reminds her students that if they want different results on tests (i.e. final exams), they need to do things differently. Simple, but brilliant. I am going to start reminding my students of this. I'm not a big lecturer in the classroom. In fact, I don't think I've lectured my students on anything longer than 30 seconds so far. (I guess, I figure that no teenager was ever radically transformed in their thinking through hearing someone lecture at them.) However, "if you want a different grade, do things differently" doesn't count as a lecture, right? The kids who want to know more will ask.
The pastor at the church I grew up in defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Here's to a year of not practicing insanity,