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[This I Believe] 【整理】2016-05-01&05-07 教学相长 勤能补拙

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[Homework]2016-05-01&05-07 教学相长 勤能补拙

【homework】
And this brings me to what i believe.
i believe that life is a spiritual struggle.
i believe in being gracious to others.
i believe in the power of science fiction.
i believe in singing badly.
i believe that God lives in the space between people.
i believe in so much more than freedom of speech, and i believe that it is time we all took a stand.
this I believe
It is easy to see why so many people are captivated by basketball at this time of year.The game combines grace and strength, strategy and athelticism in equal measure, and there is nothing more agonizing in sports than watching the ball hang on the rim as time went down.Across the coungtry, kids can run outside after the game,and recreate their favourite moments. All they need is a patch of pavement, a hoop, and inspiration.As a child, this I believe essayist Nick Cappo didn't have to look far to find a sweet shot.
At my mother's house, a cyder chest sits in the bedroom corner.6 years ago, after my father died, my mother and I sorted its contents. Inside, a 15 year old black notebook recorded my father's basketball statistics and observations.Junior year of high school,22 points against Nativity, 27 points against Saint Francis, 41 points against Virginia Kelly,the entire posing team only scored 68.
His senior year, a 17-and-1 team record, section champions,high points man,again and again,but alternating with teammates.They must have pushed each other.
Growing up, i knew my father was good at basketball. we spend many evenings after he came home from work on outdoor courts across Pittsburg area, shooting in fading sunlight until night hid the ball from our eyes. After coaching me, he eventually would announce, apologetically,that it was time to work on a new shoot, or usually on his jumper.Watching the full execution of my father set up and release, and the ball's parabolic arch,hearing the ripping snap of nothing but that basket was beautiful. Until i saw his meticulous notebook though, i didn't fully understand the intensity of which he studied this game, or the depth of his passion for it. Despite my father's patient efforts, basketball never captured my imagination, volleyball and reading did, however. and i have records of my own accomplishments, some are  artisitics,some photographs.My parents took one photo when i fall asleep after an exhausting tournament on make that in a plate of spaghetti.Another is a memory of my dad shaking me from a book and saying Dinner Time. when i said already? he laught so hard and long that tears roll down his cheeks.I had been reading for 8 hours.
This is how it is done, i must have realized, while watching my dad nailed thousands of jump-shoots.If you want to play well, if you want to excel at something, you put in the time. You sweat, and struggle,when most other people aren't. You practice. Now as a cholleague English professor, i know more about how people succeed, they form good habit. During the semester, i take students to computer labs and let them write for one hour. Most days, i witnessed the shift from distraction to concentration as joy captured their minds.ok, now, calm your words.i say.that is your day's work. i praise specific accomplishments, the one in which they invest many hours or risk public exposure.Well done, i told the junior, surprised by winning the local liberary's fiction contest. Your hard work paid off. Pride and achievement, joy and effort, work as play. my father never attended college, but he knew these truths. he learnt them on the basketball court, and he tought them to me.
so i believe in teaching and learning, i believe in practice and hard work. and finally i believe in a determined pursuit of excellence.
Nick Cappo is an English professor at Illinois college,his essay was produced by John Gregory and Dan Gettaman.and it is featured in the forthcoming book this I believe on fatherhood. Next week we will hear from a psychologist who finds healing power in the silences of her therapy sessions. if you like to write an essay about the core belief that guide your life and submit to our series, go to this website thisibelieve.org.





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