Whether your students are third graders or seniors in high school, the end of the school year is almost here and chances are they are fighting the temptation to fade.  (Whether you are a parent or a teacher, you wish to fade as well.)   Remind your students (and yourselves) that in the final stretch of a race, the temptation to ease up is difficult to resist and procrastination becomes more likely, especially for those who fear doing well on year end testing and projects.  Success is often determined in the starting and in the finishing, however, so encourage them to do their best to finish well.
It’s a great time to read these previous posts and go over them with your students:
Procrastination
Finishing Strong
NEXT WEEK, I will address the issue of boredom.
Have a great weekend!