Of Self-Worth and Teaching

self-esteem

By Matt Janeczko, OFM Cap.

“This is only a test.  It’s not a measure of your value as a human being, or for that matter, of a student.”

I repeat this before every test.  I repeat this when I return tests.

And, as I was grading yesterday, I found myself repeating a modified version over and over again.

It is only a test.  It does not reflect on your value as a human being or a teacher.

Being a teacher and not taking it personally: that’s a test in and of itself.

 

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