Do you have to have critics to succeed?
Taking constructive criticism can be difficult. It requires a person to resist the emotional need to lash back against people who point out flaws. Many people would rather hear words of encouragement because they carry with them the feeling of unconditional love and acceptance. Yet, being able to listen to suggestions for improvement is a really important life skill. Students must decide for themselves the unique role encouragement and criticism will play in their self-development.
Join us for a conversation about a provocative quote from Malcolm X with educators from around the world. We will break down the claim, counterclaim, and essential question for the quote using Teach Different's 3-Step Method to provide a model for having this conversation with your students.