Here's some ideas from Angela Maiers.
- Know their significance.
- Let them know why they matter.
- Help them choose to matter.
- Let them do work that is not held hostage in a test, notebook, or binder, but rather work that is worthy of the world.
- Let your students know that you see their genius and help empower them to give the world their contributions.
Watch the video below and listen as our students tell us that not only do they want this from us, but for many it is their greatest wish. As explained by one such student in the video:
"I wish our teachers would treat us as geniuses, not as numbers."