It really bothers me when teachers complain about what their students can’t do or don’t know. Your’e the teacher, for goodness sake, teach them! Help them master the skill or understand the concept or find the information or make sense of the ideas…
‘In this rare clip from 1972, legendary psychiatrist and Holocaust-survivor Viktor Frankl delivers a powerful message about the human search for meaning — and the most important gift we can give others.’ (TED)
Can we take the message of the flying lesson into the classroom?
If, to quote Frankl, instead of taking our students as they really are and ‘making them worse,’ instead we ‘overestimate them‘, will they be more likely to live up to our expectations? If we ‘promote them to what they really can be,’ will they be more likely to reach their potential?
If we encourage our students to aim high, will they fly?