In Psychology Today, a former teacher describes how he accidentally stumbled across the hidden talents of one of his seemingly-apathetic students. It’s a powerful statement on the power of digging deeper—and you certainly don’t need to be teaching math, science, or history to be the educator that can help kids find (and embrace) their niche.
Good grades are important. We can’t dispute the indisputable—encouraging TXGU students to do well academically is an incredibly high priority. But, as educators everywhere well know, there’s also no overstating the importance of extracurricular excellence. That’s why it’s especially important to help TXGU scholars to find more practical applications for what they’re good at outside of the classroom.