Our 8th and 9th graders have started their Study Skills course this term, and one of the first tasks was to brainstorm for the characteristics of successful students. Most students tend to focus on academic behaviors such as taking detailed notes, being organized, participating during lessons and studying a little all the time. However, the personality traits of successful students are just as important. Our students need to be happy, confident, responsible, and energetic during their lessons. Moreover, a successful student needs to be healthy, and this starts at home – our parents can help by making sure their children get a good night’s sleep (phones away!) and eat breakfast before coming to school. Learning takes a lot of energy!