On next October 18 we shall celebrate another anniversary of Thomas Alva Edison’s death, in 1931.
He patented more than one thousand inventions! At school when a child his teachers said he was too poor for learning. We can learn a lot from him. Today I’d point at the fact of his perseverance. We can learn from it. He said a genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
We can now think of our students: if they apply their natural forces plus their learned and acquired ones to a task they can advance a lot on learning and also acquiring English, if the case – I’m an English-language teacher.
I’m thinking of a teacher that began at zero at English and with perseverance he got C2 level of English, the highest one within the Common European Framework of reference for languages.
Edison, great Edison advised that for inventing anything and developing a grand career you have to get stuck to what you’re trying to achieve – he referred to that perseverance as stick-to-itiveness, which according to Merriam Webster Dictionary is: the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult or unpleasant.
Thus we can talk to our dear students about the fact that for learning something you need continuity and perseverance, otherwise you won’t get anything valuable... / Photo from: Thomas-A-Edison www toptenbestin com