What we value deepens learning, not what we measure

Are we impressed by… 1. High test scores 2. Good grades 3. High GPA 4. Compliant behavior 5. Perfect attendance Or are we impressed by… 1. Creating outside the box 2. Communicating effectively 3. Sincerity 4. Integrity 5. Grit As educators, which list impresses you the most? Which list do we want our students to be impressed by? When I tweet this out, I often get comments that these 2 lists shouldn’t be exclusive; that we should be impressed by both. In education, we often say we value the second list (creating outside the box, communicating effectively, sincerity, integrity, grit), but we continue to measure the first list (test scores, grades, compliant behavior), because it’s

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