Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Teaching Tip #135

Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #135
The Immigrant Edge – This one should get Trump’s blood boiling
Brian Buffini, an incredible successful Irish immigrant, was featured on the Entreleadership podcast.  In the interview, he shared the seven traits that make immigrants – often – so much more successful than Americans residents.
How can we teach these in our classes?
Trait #3 – Willingness to out work others
Often times, Buffini states, this is the #1 way immigrants succeed.  They are simply willing to outwork American citizens.  This may entail 12 hour days or getting two jobs.  Our ancestors did it.  But somehow the spirit of having a strong work ethic has become something of anathema.  I think of the book The 4 Hour Work Week.  The message seems to be work less, not more.  How about if we teach (and model) this attitude instead: work harder AND smarter?

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