In the long run, what subjects you covered in school are not that important. Neither is the fact that all your students got over 80% on the final exam. Pete Reilly reminds of this with Tim’s Story:
I had a long relationship with Tim. He was stubborn about not following the rules. If there was homework, he ignored it. If there was reading or studying to be done, he usually left it undone. Grades didn’t motivate Tim. Punishment didn’t deter him. School held no interest. Most of us, including myself, I am ashamed to say, treated Tim like a lost cause.
It’s no wonder that Pete was given the Best Newcomer Edublog Award last year.