The internet is loving this teacher for her perspective on grades and students are saying they 'needed this.'
In the competitive times of the current century, it is often easy to get lost in the grades people score in school. The idea that the grades you score in school and college can define your entire life is a bug that resides in most children’s minds. However, if a student can find a teacher like @realmspon on TikTok, they can tread through the competitiveness of school and grades with ease.
The teacher’s viral TikTok video took the internet by storm for the inspiring perspective she put forth through a speech to her class about how grades do not define anyone. It has gained over 26 million views and 5 million likes on the platform. The video shows the teacher reading out from a paper that talks about a student’s “worst part of the week at school.” The teacher reads out loud, “I’m scared to go home because of my grades.” She then continues to decode the feeling and explains to her students, “Do not stress yourself over grades. Grades don’t define you. You could fail at everything and be the smartest person in the room.”
This perspective sounds crucial to impart to the young minds who, otherwise could erase what makes them unique individuals and feel a constant sense of failure if their grades are not up to the mark. She continued enlightening her students and said, “You could fail out of school and be the most successful person. You can also get a 100 all throughout school and be the least successful person. Grades do not define your success.”
The teacher’s passion and confidence while delivering the speech showed her sincere belief in her words and the comment section thought so too. Some students on TikTok shared their relatable views on the same. @klausvein commented, “My mum defines me by grades. When I have bad grades, she is like she hates me and when I have good, she comes to me with snacks and hugs me.” @luana.desouza shared, “To hear something like this as a student is SO important.” @loverkuina said, “I’m really scared for Friday because I have a 75 in math and I don’t want to be lectured about it [cry].”
This fear and assumption that grades mean everything resonated with adults as well. Some of them also shared how the speech was the need of the hour. @milesmenendez7 said, “This is the best teacher out there she is speaking 100% facts right there she deserves everything.” @they.luv.sylvia.k shared, “Something I wish my mom understood.”
@saraquinn29 appreciated the teacher’s effort and said, “That might be the best quote I’ve ever heard 'Grades do NOT define your success.’” While @von_priv1 shared their fears and added, “My teacher said I will never be anything because I don’t have good grades.”
The way numerous people related to the teacher’s speech and wished for this message to reach their dear ones proves that this is a message that could make a huge difference in the world today.