This image came across my Facebook feed earlier today and I had to share it. I mean, it is SO true, at least in my mind! I may have said this before, but my motto is "I teach kids, not subjects." And I care about those kids, not about their test scores.
What if they fail a test? you might be wondering. That's a definite possibility. But I don't worry about that, either. See, if a student in my class fails a test, I don't care about that score. I care about what that score tells me, which is that this student did not fully understand the material taught. What that score shows me is that because I care about my student, I want to go back and reteach, find a different way to help this child understand the necessary material. Do I care what the end score is? Not at all. All that score tells me is if I was able to make the material understandable in a way that made sense to this student. If I didn't succeed, then I need to try again.
Anyway, off my soap-box for the moment. In reading the fine print on this quote, it led me to an amazing website by Krissy Venosdale called Venspired: Living a Life of Learning. I got lost on the site as there is an absolute abundance of amazing (and inspiring!) learning tools! She makes thought-provoking motivating posters and the whole site is full of wisdom-y tidbits that I can't wait to dive into!