The students from the final evening class and final day class of 2015 are preparing to pass my final and their state exams to become licensed real estate salespeople. I received this article in my email box this morning and wanted to share it with them and with anyone trying to improve their lives. Check it out at http://confidenceandjoy.com/have-you-failed-3/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Confidenceandjoycom+%28ConfidenceAndJoy.com%29
I do not usually use my blog for non business related items. But, I was compelled to revise this stance when one of my students relayed a very distressing story about a local young boy who was shot in the eye with an arrow by another young boy. (this was of course an accident)
Just as class started last evening, the hail storm began. We were all trapped in the classroom. The hail hitting the windows and the thunder and lighting were so loud, not even I could speak loud enough to teach.So, I gave the students quizzes to do in groups to keep them occupied until the first monsoon storm of the year stopped. Unfortunately, before the storm ceased, the water breached through the bottom of the door, windows and walls and began to move through the classroom. The students alerted me then kept working (they are all real troopers) until the storm finally stopped about 50 minutes after it started. I excused the class (we will be making up the time) as the Stepping Stones Agencies staff went into action. Brandon brought the largest wet vac I've ever seen and got as much water up as he could. Alva, also of Stepping Stones, removed all the hail that was up against the outside walls and the sidewalk. My husband, David Winn, arrived with two large fans to finish the drying job. I am so thankful to have our school in the Stepping Stones Center. See the pictures in the Photo Gallery
First! Monday was final test day for the day class. Two-thirds of the classe passed my test their first time taking it. Then, they went on to take their state finals and all passed those exams the first time, too! This quarter (to date) has us with pass rations of 95% on the National portion and 78% on the State portion. I am very proud of all my students!
Last month (March 2015 issue) Consumer Reports ran an article titled "Money-Saving Secrets Realtors Don't Want You to Know" on the front cover. But, once inside the magazine, the article titles changed. In one such writing, the author indicates that "86% of the Realtors surveyed witnessed other agents engaging in poor business practices". In all only 303 Realtors were surveyed. As of March 2015, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has 1,086,081 members.
If you have a little time and would like to read one of my students recap of his learning experience at our school, click this link:
The first waive of students for 2015 tested at the State and four out of five passed the first time. In case you don't wish to do the math, that is an 80% pass ration! I am so proud of my students and wish them the best of luck in their new careers.
A fellow instructor from another school posted this cartoon on FaceBook and I must agree. I get asked quite often about the schools pass ratio. The ratios depend not only how good the instructor is but the commitment of the student, their study habits and their ability to learn the material.