In the midst of the confusion and controversy around grading in the absence of exams, I’ve been thinking about what defines us. Certainly our choices are impacted by the qualifications we hold, especially as a young person who hasn’t had much opportunity to demonstrate other facets of themselves.
We’re not defined by these qualifications though. Whether a perfect system assigns grades or not, no matter what the grades actually are – we’re so much more than that.
The story we tell ourselves matters much, much more over the long term.
Difficulty and disappointment can be overcome. Become a driving force. There are many paths to take and new paths can be forged.
Absolutely, some things are unfair.