I received a few emails the past couple days asking for advice. Here goes…. The first week of school is vital. The first week of anything is vital, a new job, a new relationship, a new school, etc. As much as people would like to give other people the benefit of the doubt, our first impressions usually last longer than our best impressions.

First, make a good impression.  

I am not talking about being a brownnoser or a buttkisser. I am talking about being genuine and honest.

Second, Get involved 

As a teacher and employer, I want people to step into new things with excitement. I don’t need people to be over the top, nor am I saying that introverts need to turn their world upside down. Just get involved. Do something.

Third,  Ask Questions 

If you are not clear on what your teacher expects from you, ask? The best way to be successful is to find out what people expect of you and exceed those expectations.

Fourth, Take care of the Big Rocks 

The new year can bring so many responsibilities i.e. home, school, friends, sports, music lessons, dance, etc. Make sure you focus on the important things first.

Fifth, You won’t always be the new kid. 

Understand that you will learn how things work through time. Remember back to seventh grade when your locker was the most stressful thing in the world. Lockers have been replaced with algebra, boys, and girls…

I hope this helps…  If you have other questions, let me know. MrCampbellRocks@Gmail.Com

Josh and Clara… thanks for the email.