Saturday, June 1, 2019

Welcome

Aloha kakou!

Hoʻo ikaika  means "to make a great effort, work hard, encourage, animate, strengthen, fortify, try, strive."  

I'm starting this blog to support Kapaʻa High School students in three major areas:

  • people skills 
  • school skills
  • Google/tech skills

I also plan to post photos, just because.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

The power of Grit


Grit

Thomas Oppong is a writer worth following.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Change the world


Survey

I made a survey to see why students ditch class. I'll post the results here once I get enough responses.

Writing resources

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL):
General writing resources
MLA style (You will use this in English classes here)

Thesis builder (fill in some blanks, it will help generate draft thesis statements)
Citation machine (search for material, it will give you a properly formatted citation)
Grammar girl (practical tips about grammar)
MIT OpenCourseware (Free college-level courses open to anyone)

How to be successful

The basics:
  • Show up, on time, every period, every day
  • Do your best - always
  • Read the instructions, and pay attention to them
  • Ask for help if you don't understand
  • Get stuff done and turned in on time
  • Focus on your work, not your phone

Beauty


Communication

12 essential communication skills

Happiness

Happiness

Not all skills are taught in school

Life skills

Resilience

Building resilience

Manage your attention

Manage your attention

Courage


Never give up


Grit

Life skills

50 soft skills for life