Well…Are you asking me if you have to try? If you have to participate? If you will have to do any work to succeed? If you view that as ‘hard’ then it will be. However if you participate in activities, try your best to complete assignments, work with others when asked to and open your mind to trying something new…it might not be as ‘hard’ as you think.
Will there be homework?
Hmm….are you fearing the dreaded ‘workbook’? What if homework included watching a video, finding things out on the net, recording a conversation with a friend or doing a survey? What if doing some work at home meant less time ‘sitting and listening’ and more time ‘doing’ in class…would that be a fair trade-off?
What will the tests be like?
There will be all kinds of ‘tests’ for you but they will ask you to use the skills we practice in class. Yes – we will practice for them every day so if you participate you are preparing. Your tests will be designed to help you use real life skills of giving and receiving information.
What if I make a mistake?
Um…you made a mistake. Think of the first time you played a video game. Did you make any mistakes? Did you quit because you did? I don’t think so. Did the world end? We all make errors every day. It’s how you handle it. Do you keep going? Do you try to correct yourself? Just know that to make errors means that you are taking risks.
Welcome to my class. Any more questions?