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Tracy Edwards, Ed.D.
My parents seem genuinely shocked
at my class policies. Yes, your 5th
grader may redo any test or quiz. No,
I don't care how many times they
choose to retake it. Yes, they can
turn in that assignment late. I'ma
whole adult that requires grace mercy. I can extend that to kids.
These policies can help to improve the mental health of students
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If the point is for the children to learn, then why wouldn't you give
them as many chances as it takes? What is the benefit of telling a
child "you failed and that's the end of it"?
I'm 25, and in my trade school, our tests aren't judgement, they're
testing to see what we've retained, and identify what we're
If I weld a joint, and the CWI comes up behind me with a
radiographic test for it and finds that I just laid hot metal on cold
metal or it looks like a sponge inside, you know what's gonna
happen? You think they're gonna give me a low score and tell me
to move on? Fuck no. They're gonna hand me a grinder and tell me