Friday, July 3, 2015

What are we telling kids when...

We hold kids to artificial deadlines and give them zeros for not meeting those artificial deadlines when they clearly don't have the skills mastered yet.

We have enrichment opportunities during the summer time but yet offer nothing during the school year.

We allow kids to fail for not doing their school work during the school year to only have them retake the class during the summer time in a greatly shortened time frame.

We ask our kids to take risks and get out of their comfort zone to push their learning but yet we rarely try a new strategy or approach to enhance student learning.

We use a 100 point scale which gives our kids 59 opportunities to fail.

We expect our kids to interact appropriately and respectfully in the digital space while we turn around and do the exact opposite.

Let's keep in mind... our actions speak pretty loudly and our kids are listening. Hopefully what our kids hear is what we want them to hear...