Video of the Week: "Why Perfect Grades Don't Matter"

I've been thinking a lot about perfectionism lately. Partly because I try really hard to be perfect, and partly because I see students striving for this perfectionism everyday. When I came across this video, then, last week, it really struck a cord with me.

Here's what I'm thinking: 

  • Do you communicate to the students in your life that good grades are the key to success later in life? How do you do so? Or, how do you fight against that?
  • How do we fight against students putting their self-worth in their grades? 
  • How can we balance accountability with the need for perfection? 
  • Adults, how did your high school grades compare to your university achievement? 
  • Do the grades in your class measure hard work, creativity, or mastered skills? 
  • Do you have a better approach for grades?