But is this focus a help or a hindrance in terms of learning effectively and getting into college?
Tune in to hear our discussion on this important question, during which we discuss the following:
- How grades are what help students see themselves as smart and capable, and ways to reframe definitions of success so that grades are not the only factor that play a role
- How to help students see their own progress (or lack thereof), since they have a tendency to have tunnel vision and aren’t naturally inclined to notice patterns
- Tips for what parents can do to ensure a healthier conversation about grades at home
- The reality about what colleges are looking for in regards to grades, and whether a student’s GPA really is the “be all and end all” of the college admissions process
- and more!
During this episode Gretchen referred to this video by Dan Siegel about the impact of screens on our sleep.