We've asked you in previous discussions, what is the best advice you have received from your father, your mother, or your grandparents. Now we are asking what is the best advice you have ever given your students?
When students approach me in science lab and just want the answer to their question, I respond with, "I'll show you where to look, but I won't tell you what to see." Upsets some for a little while, but true learning is what you discover for yourself.
What is the best advice you have ever given your students?
When one of my students completes a project that is truly worthy of praise, I tell them, "You are awesome!" When a student doesn't complete a project to my standards, I tell them, "Is this your best work?" The emphasis in the former is on the student and the emphasis in the latter is the project.