Why It Pays to Work Hard

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Hard work is the second of Richard St. John's "8 Traits Successful People Have in Common." Many young learners believe that in order to be successful, one needs to have a great deal of talent or intelligence; however, after interviewing hundreds of successful individuals, St. John is ready to declare to his audience that hard work trumps all! Start the year off with a bang or invigorate your young learners who may have hit a slump in their work by emphasizing the fact that success does not come easy, to have fun working, and to become "workafrolics".

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Incorporates quotations from variety of modern, successful individuals
  • Includes multiple choice and short answer assessment questions
  • Can design your own online assessment and additional resources
Cons

  • Speaker and graphics are somewhat silly
Common Core