Here’s a thoughtful and challenging piece by Rick Wormeli on “redos and retakes.” Couple of gems from the video:
- So one of your students has “fallen into the pit.” Will you stand at the rim and wave at that kid, or will you have to courage to jump in?
- “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” How about giving the horse a salt lick to make it thirsty?
- Be willing to tell kids, “You are not allowed to give up on yourself.”
- Young people can be immature. Don’t let their immaturity dictate the level to which they will rise; let your maturity dictate that level.