Students today are stressed out about grades, more so than ever before. A few months ago I published a post (here) with evidence that this is so for college students. Many students responded to that post with comments about how their parents, teachers, and society in general are telling them that their future depends on getting straight A’s in high school and then again in college.
It’s depressing how much grades are fixing the mindset of students. Unfortunately, I’ve seen some students where their only motivation is a grade, and if the work isn’t for a grade, then they are interested.