What are our Classroom Rules?
Our Classroom is a Lot Like this College!
My niece Ashley LOVES grades! When she and I spend time together, she is constantly asking me to rate her on a scale of 1-10 for whatever skill she is practicing. Recently, she's been an Olympian who is jumping off a swing and trying to land perfectly, or most creatively, or with the most degree of difficulty!
Grades are GREAT... when you get good ones or when you have a healthy attitude about improvement and making progress. Grades are not so great when you believe that grades define who you are, or when a grade determines what you do next (e.g. give up, put in less effort later, etc.).