Dear Colleagues, I'm excited to share my recent story, which includes insight and a podcast interview with Jonathan Haidt, coauthor of The Coddling of the American Mind, as well as Tim Shriver, President of CASEL.
EXCEPRT: After a dozen years in the classroom, on more occasions than I can count, I have overlooked penalizing lateness, telling myself that students have enough on their plates with AP courses, after-school obligations, and college applications. As a young teacher, I also added a point or two to grades, not wanting to waste time arguing over whether an 89% is a B+, not an A-. I bet that others still do this, perhaps often, to avoid justifying grading policies in aggravating meetings with parents, students, and administrators. But we must resist. If students earn C’s, D’s, and F’s, that’s what should appear on transcripts. Otherwise, educators are complicit in shaping a generation of students who can’t handle low grades and don’t know how to recover from academic struggles.
For the full story: https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/a-teachers-quest-to-foster-resilience-and-combat-fragility-in-generation-z-bb63ce5b786f