Prioritizing student accomplishment focused on qualitative results

In schools today, great emphasis is placed on pushing students to achieve more. The ideal is the straight A student who shows motivation in all of his or her subjects and who is driven to produce many positive results across all measures of achievement.

Some educators believe that the emphasis on producing results and making students pursue as many A grades as they can may distract them from the learning process. Learning is treated as an instructional product instead of an educational process that allows students to explore their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the priority on high marks may put some undue stress on many students, which ends up preventing them from performing well in school.

This is why Frank Biden and his peers at Mavericks High believe that a shift in attitude toward the learning process may be necessary. Encouraging high grades is important, but it must be done side by side a push for other accomplishments.

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When educators place more emphasis on guiding their students to find what motivates them to study and achieve excellence, it makes a greater impact on the attitude of each student toward their own learning experience. No longer is it just a pursuit of a high mark or some immediate goal. It becomes their own quest to take charge of their own future, and their time in school becomes more meaningful to them. When students are self-motivated, the results that educators desire for should follow naturally.

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