Teacher Going Viral For Telling Students “Grades Aren’t Everything”
July 18, 2022 6:00AM EDT
Ms. Po is a middle school health teacher who is getting a lot of attention for how she reassures her students that grades are not everything! She looks at her class as a “class of life.”
She tackles real issues the kids are struggling with. She has the students write anonymous “roses and thorns” post it notes which are one good thing that happened that week and one not so good and they go over them in class. For example…one kid said the worst part about the day was that it was Friday. They liked being in school more than being at home….so the class tossed out things they could say to lift that student up (not knowing who wrote that).