Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Participation Ribbons

So my Chemistry class had a long discussion about grades today.

I was trying to explain my position and I realized that kids don't seem to understand how someone so involved in education can not be obsessed with grades.

We got pretty philosophical about what it means to receive an A in any given class. For some, it means keeping your mouth shut and doing what you are told. For others, it means doing all the extra credit.

I was trying to explain that for me, it truly means they understand Chemistry.

And then someone pipes in..."so what you are saying is that an A in your class is not a participation ribbon."

I think that sums it up nicely, don't you?

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