Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #40
Here is a blog post with a title that I just couldn’t resist clicking on: 9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should “Unsettle” Us by one of my favorite people in education, Will Richardson.
Elephant #4 – We know that we’re not assessing many of the things that really matter for future success.
Amen. Read The Millionaire Mindset. What is the average GPA for the deca-millionaire in the US? 2.75. I’m sure glad that pretty little 4.0 high school GPA helped them out a lot.
Look at our former principal, Mr. Zutz. He probably had a GPA that was certainly closer to 2.75 than 4.0. But he matured a lot after high school. He modeled the growth mindset, and that eventually (once he had his 10,000 hours in) led him to a VP position at Digi Key.
How can we teach students more about grit, the growth mindset, maturity and so on. As opposed to teaching students just how to do school.