The Importanceof Success in Student Growth “Success? Is this important forstudent growth?” Student growth is a vital part in a person’s growth, maturity,success and happiness. It is the foundation of emotional, physical,intellectual, and spiritual health. Many of your actions may already be gearedtoward self improvement. This self improvement, however, is mostly unconscienceand for the majority of people it’s a case of pursuing success with the all toocommon assumption that when we get enough success, we will be happy. Successful college students don’t have tosearch too far to find how wrong this theory is.
Success and student growth hasa profound effect on every single aspect of our life. As college students growon a personal level, they will begin to feel more passionate about life ingeneral and academic goals. They become naturally more motivated becauselearning and growing add motivation in a sense of excitement. Success andstudent growth is the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneselfin order to achieve one’s fullest potential. Student success and growth providesthem with both the incentive and the means to become the best possible versionof themselves. As ironic as it seems, personal growth expands our frame ofreference to include the people around us instead of becoming moreself-centered. As student growth expands, so does our awareness of possibilitiesand opportunities in life. This possibility mindset fills students with anattitude of anticipation as they start each new day working on student growthis quite easy and starts with the smallest of choices.
Choose to do somethingkind for yourself and or fellow students. Notice the change in energy afterdoing this. Is failure the path to success andstudent growth? Some will agree others will have a much different point ofview.
Students will stay motivated receiving good scores on quizzes, homeworkassignments and essays like these as well as giving the right answer duringdiscussions on particular topics in class. For example, I’m going to be morereceptive from words of encouragement and praise from a teacher then someonewho is constantly critiquing my work and efforts in class. “Wisdom of failure”(Rafe Sagarin 1) Giving the wrong answer when called upon can be embarrassing,we become vulnerable causing one to refrain from future opportunities. Someargue failure is a process and a path to success, learning from failure.
Students success and growth leaves impressions both positive and negative. Thismeans that students want to be successful in whatever it is they’re setting outto do will take effort, determination, and hard work. There’s a good chancethat a student has already found success in that field. Truly successful students have aneed to share and help others do the same. Even if you have no one to teach you,often if you simply model your actions you will be halfway there. Studentsuccess and growth is more likely to be realized when students feel important,when they feel welcomed, recognized as individuals, and that they matter to thecollege institution.
In contrast,student success is sabotaged by college practices or policies thatdepersonalize students. They are more likely to be committed to the collegeinstitution and therefore stay, when they come to understand that the collegeis committed to them. There is no substitute for this commitment.
Programscannot replace the absence of high quality, caring and concerned faculty andstaff. Student success is more likely to take place when students believe thattheir individual effort matters, when they believe they can show significantinfluence or control over their academic and personal success. The likelihood of student success and growthis reduced when students feel hopeless or helpless. Surround yourself with successfuloriented students who are committed to their college university academiccurriculum. You can gain a lot of motivation and inspiration just by spendingtime with successful students who may have a bit more knowledge on what ittakes to be successful students. Challenge other students and learn from eachother. Develop independent study groupslike the “Peanut Gallery” and quiz each other on tests and exams.
Talk aboutyour options and about individual goals. Share your fears and work together toovercome them. Student success is all aboutdoing the best you can with what you have to work with. Student success and growth takes perseverancein the face of challenges. It meansrising to the occasion, it means pulling through when times are tough. Apositive attitude and commitment are the key ingredients in student success andgrowth and all they do in life or work as well as their personal affairs. Taking responsibility for making this happen,following through on tasks, and staying focused towards a student’s goals willall contribute to success and growth in students in all they set out to do intheir personal life as well as their academic goals in school.
Student growthand success are arguably some of the most important activities for students.Rather than thinking of this as a selfish act, working on yourself and yourcharacter defects to become a better student will benefit those around you, aswell as those in your community, your church, at school, as well as the workplace making students better people. Success and student growth is theongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieveone’s fullest potential. As our worldexpands, so does the awareness