In the BT parenting recipe post the author wrote:
Very little interest in grades at school â€“ middos are all that matter to me on their reports.
To which Ron Coleman commented:
I cannot comprehend how one can teach children â€œmiddosâ€ while teaching them that grades â€” which for most people are the best evaluations we have of how kids are doing in school, which includes the (ethical) components of diligence and responsibility â€” donâ€™t matter. The acceptance of mediocrity is a major cultural issue in our community and I strongly disagree with this suggestion.
Do you prioritize either middos or grades?
How do you put grades in their proper perspective?
How about students that work hard and still end up with “C”s?
Is effort and improvement more important than grades?