C-block, precalc, planning to discuss conditional statements. The anticipatory question: “Complete the sentence any way you want: “If _________, then __________.” Expecting a mix of banality and hilarity from my seniors. This is what I get:

“If you work hard, you’ll see results.”
“If I do well in school, I can achieve my dreams.”
“If I persevere, I can overcome any obstacle.”

And half a dozen more in the same vein.

I don’t know what’s happening at my previously-underpeforming turnaround school but whatever it is, I want more.

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