I'm so fortunate to have been able to chat with Jill McPherson on her podcast Awakened
Here is an excerpt from her email about the podcast:
For The Love Of Learning, Not Grades
Are grades and report cards a stressor in your home? Have you ever heard your kids call themselves dumb based on the grades they receive? Have they lost an intrinsic desire to learn? Grades are intended to guide students on their path of learning, however, in actual fact, this is not always the case. For some students and their parents, grades and report cards can be detrimental to a student's self-image as a learner. But what other options are there for teachers, students, and parents? According to my guest, it requires a paradigm shift involving how we educate our children and how we use assessment and evaluation.
If you have ever wondered how we can foster in our children a love of learning over a need for higher grades, then you will want to listen to today's podcast!
Parents, if you have questions, I'd love to answer them. Please ask.