Elisa, High School Health Teacher

She asked, ‘You’re giving me another chance? Really?’

“I offer retakes on tests or major projects. When I first told students, some were surprised or confused, and some were relieved because they had a chance to redo and show what they were capable of—there wasn’t as much pressure on them to get everything right on a single chance. One of the so-called ‘bad’ kids—a student who struggles a lot—seemed shocked. She asked, ‘You’re giving me another chance? Really?’”

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