As a Middle School teacher now, my eyes have been opened to the reality that some students expect me to be a run-of-the-mill teacher... a teacher who stands and delivers the content, assigns the work, dishes out the homework, and gives the grades.
I am anything but a run-of-the-mill teacher.
I believe in letting my students and the curriculum take us places while we learn together.
I believe in giving my students relevant and creative opportunities to show what they're learning, rather than spoon-feeding them content and waiting for it to be regurgitated back at me on an assessment.
I believe in providing my students with feedback when I see them disengaged and disconnected.
This teacher cares.
This teacher tries and fails and tries again.
This teacher works hard.
This teacher thinks outside of the box.
This teacher has GRIT.
I want my students to have GRIT, too.
Can GRIT be taught?
Can GRIT be learned?
Can GRIT be evaluated?
Can GRIT trump grades?
These are questions I hope to answer by the end of the school year.
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