Since my Tedx Ontario presentation many people have been requesting that I start a blog about my thoughts and ideas, so i took this into account and here they are.
Through my whole school career i have been getting in trouble in classrooms and always getting sent down to the office and there was nothing i could do about it, then came along highschool and if i thought life was rough before, was this ever a eye openiner, everything in the school was 3x harder then public school, had to worry about getting class on time bringing all books and all the teachers (no offence) were stiklers if you didnt have what they told you to bring you would sure hear about it. This resulted in me getting 8 credits when i enterd grade 11 and i was like woah how does this work the more i dont wanna be here the longer im gonna end up being here, so i had to start playing the game that the school system creates and by this i mean I attented class when there was something big going on, I did really good no tests, pritty much everything i had to do jsut to get the 50-55% in a class, just so i pass it.
Now im currently a Grade 12 student and i have 17 credits so by the end of next year ill have all my credits accumulated and only be a year behind which is way better then i thought because at the rate i was going I thought i'd be here for 8 years lol. A lot of people have also been asking me; what made you turn around and start doing better in school and it goes with what i said in the paragraph before the more i rebeled at school the longer that i would be in the place that i wanted so badly to get out of, The other answer to that question is proper motivation, most students who are "at risk" just dont care and dont relise what school can and will do for you, they all have the same motivation I had to go to school and it was, YAAAAA go to school, skip and chill with buddies all day! but now my motivation is come to school show up to the bare neccesities to get by and get out of highschool.
Im not sure if this answered anyones questions but please feel free to blog back any questions you might have, and im looking forword to blogging about my Tedx talk