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HERO OF THE WEEK: Teacher George J. Hill

Best Ways to Motivate Students Using Rocketry

“When a student gets so focused on the challenges in the way of achieving their goal, it’s easy for them to get discouraged. It may feel like they’ll never get there, because they have so many challenges to face, so many obstacles to overcome.

Sometimes, a student needs a little motivation, a reminder that they need to lift their eyes up to their goal. A really fun motivational exercise I do with my class involves talking about student goals, their challenges, and rockets.” – George J. Hill

See the full article here: http://www.howtolearn.com/2014/06/best-ways-to-motivate-students-using-rocketry/

See the video of the rocket launch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azR26lnSoMo

Here is a view from the rocket:

Best Ways to Motivate Students Using Rocketry


George has an incredible way of inspiring students by taking their dreams, sorting out the challenges and obstacles, and literally launching their dreams and goals into the sky.  I found this article very interesting. I think the way he demonstrates the reality of believing in your dreams and putting them into action, while still considering the challenges, is a perfect example of being a HERO to your students.  It may seem like a fun and simple exercise, but I believe his students will remember this experience for the rest of their lives. This is why I chose George Hill to be this weeks HERO. -Jessica