Class Motto

“We were born to succeed, not to fail.” Henry David Thoreau

I found this great idea on the Oncourse website:

I use this as an icebreaker for one of the first classes.  I put the students into groups and give each group about 5-6 different motivational quotes.  In their groups, students decide on one quote.  I have each group write their quote on poster paper and display it in the classroom.  I give the students star stickers to vote on the quote they like the best.  This quote then becomes their class motto.  I send the quote to Print Service to have laminated bookmarks made.

It is great to see the students using their bookmarks throughout the semester and it serves as a positive reminder when they are struggling during the semester.


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