After watching this powerful and challenging piece by Suli Breaks. My good friend, colleague, and thought provoker, Kendrick (@KHQP) shared her own beautiful take.
“My students are more than numbers, figures, or letters.
I refuse to label them or let them define themselves
or their “successes” by A’s for the day or their
“failures” as being “below average”.
No smart ones or slow ones.
No perfection of 100’s or imperfection of 0’s.
My students are works in progress.
We are all works in progress and
success is not defined by numbers and letters but
by intention, passion, investment, engagement and action.
My students are a collection of spirited individuals
who I hope “label” themselves by interests, hopes, dreams, and innovation,
who “grade” & define “success” for themselves through their actions,
their impact and an insatiable thirst to acquire knowledge/learn for themselves
and not for a number or letter on a piece of paper.”