He also notes that students who consistently get high grades
You've got to remember, the school system is constructed to praise you if you get high grades. And if you get straight A's, you're the one that everyone puts forward, and they prognosticate that the straight-A person is the one most likely to succeed, because that's the way the school system is constructed and conceived.But Neil really credits himself with persevering and having "grit".
I often wonder what it would be like to get famous and then be asked back to speak at a graduation. I might even be edgy! However, a more noble path is available
...and some food for though about what a great teacher is:
And so do I.