“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.