We have a retake policy in our school district. I’m not a fan and this is why.
It’s that time again: Fifth graders write a research paper on a famous scientist/athlete/politician/artist. They will dress up as the celebrity and give a 30-60 second speech in first person.
Grading the papers can bring tears of joy or sadness.
It’s akin to the feeling when a student gives you an end-of-year gift with the message of thanks:
You are my favrit teacher.
You are grate.