The Importance Of Success In Success

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This paper explores the factors involved in success in the teaching field regardless of the environment. The information is based on the interview of current teacher Jane Satrom and her experience with a variety of adversities as a long time educator such as attending professional learning community (PLC) and department planning period (DPP) meetings. Her responses to various questions are compared to written advice for success in the college textbook Peak Performance: Success in College and Beyond in order to verify which skills and strategies are necessary in order to succeed. Major themes discussed are self-control, motivation, time management, and goal setting as used to succeed in the classroom. There are varying perspectives in the definition …show more content…

A positive attitude is, after all, absolutely necessary to achieve success since it influences the outcome of a task more than any other factor (Jacobs 2016). Jane Satrom definitely fits the bill when it comes to having a positive attitude. During her first year as a teacher, Mrs. Satrom recounts having two students who tested her patience and good heart. The two African-American students “accused [her] of being racist” and were constantly going to any possible extent to “get [her] off topic so they [did not] have to work” (J. Satrom, personal communication, September 27, 2016). This was barely the beginning of Mrs. Satrom’s career and she was already facing difficult situations on the job. However, although she “drove home, crying, many a day, over those two” she kept her positive attitude and moved on. This is a prime example of the correct way for someone to handle an obstacle they …show more content…

She views “being successful at [her] job as [making her] successful personally” and has declined offers to be Teacher of the year because students have no say in the nomination (J. Satrom, personal communication, September 27, 2016). Mrs. Satrom promises to quit only until she wants to “have a margarita upon awakening” or can no longer “get out of bed at 4:30 to arrive at school at 6:20” which will still “have ZERO to do with the kids” therefore it is very clear that Mrs. Satrom’s priority is the education her students receive.
One very important trait all people must have is self-control, regardless of what profession they have. In Peak Performance Ferret notes
If anger were a disease, there would be an epidemic in this country. Road Rage, spousal and child abuse, and a lack of civility are just a few examples. Emotionally mature people know how to control their thoughts and behaviors how to resolve conflict. Conflict is an inevitable art of school and work, but it can be resolved in a positive way.
Throughout her entire time teaching, Jane Satrom has had two students tell her “F**k you!” to her face which might have caused other people to lose their temper. However, Mrs. Satrom attributes her large amount of self-control to waiting tables for 12 years where she learned to calm herself down. Thanks to this, she has never lost her temper with

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