Halfway through our first semester classes, and grades are about where we expect them to be. The maturity gap from upper to lower classmen is evident when comparing Algebra II and Algebra I classes. More telling than anything is that the students who are currently failing have a collective homework completion rate of 58%. It all comes down to the 4 basic principles of academic success:
"The worst thing about the zombie apocalypse will be pretending that I'm not excited."