1) When working, if other students are trying to get you off task, ignore what they are doing and continue to do your work in the best way possible.
I once was in formation and we were listening to letters that students had written. There was a moment when everyone was laughing and I sat that quietly and calm, not laughing at what the reader was saying. Doing the right thing (like not laughing at the joke) will help you have a better checksheet score and overall a much more positive attitude during class.
You are happier when you make other people happier. You make the class a better learning enviorment for the others around you. I say this because I was once a gentleman who payed attention to what others did in class. Then I had a sudden change where I knew this was wrong and now I have a much more positive outlook on class everyday. When coming into class you won't be able to be distracted because you know that you have work to do and you'll happily do it with a smile.
2) Continue to work no matter the obstacle or distraction.
I didn't have the best grades my 6th grade year, and in my 7th grade year I continued to push and push unti I got the grades that I wanted. This showed me that not only if you work hard you will succeed, but that no matter what stands in your way give it your best shot.
I wasn't good at Social Studies during the 2nd quarter of my 8th grade year. I came into the third quarter telling myself "I have to do better; I have to do better!" I continued to work even on days when class wasnt the best. I ended the quarter out with a 'B'!
3) If things aren't going the way you want it to in a class or at home that is a sign to do great work and don't stop.
I wasnt satisfied with the way that I was treating others around me and at home. I was in the 6th grade and it was time for recess. There were younger kids who wanted to play basketball with us but I told them, "No! You all are too young! Go play somewhere else!" After this they didn't treat me kindly. We were walking down the hall and they started to talk negatively to me. "Why are you such a jerk?" they asked.
This taught me that if you are mean to others, they will treat you the same way. Being mean was a big distraction to me because it stopped me from showing my true self. I wanted to be a bigger guy and bully them. I told myself that this was wrong and it is not the right way to handle things like this.
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Be a good student inside and out of the class because no matter how funny the distraction is. You will not be happy with yourself in the end. Not being distracted or distracting is good for the class because you make the school a better place, a healthier learning enviorment, and you set a better example for the younger kids (and they won't talk mean about you). This is so much better because God may even bless the class with a pizza party! (;
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God will bless you if you don't join in the Harlem Shake: