What is ‘right’ ?

“Right Is Right is about the difference between partially right and all-the-way right — between pretty good and 100 percent. The job of the teacher is to set a high standard of correctness: 100 percent. The likelihood is strong that students will stop striving when they hear the word right (or yes or some other proxy), so there’s a real risk to naming as right that which is  not truly and completely right. When you sign off and tell a student that she is right, she must not be betrayed into thinking that she can do something that she cannot” – Doug Lemov


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