I hear it from teachers all the time, most students don’t know how to ask for help.

Self actualization of their needs is the most important skill students need to develop. Having the courage to raise your hand and say, “I don’t get it” is something we should teach our students. But it’s not measured on any standardized test.

“We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”— Galileo Galilei

Too many students leave school without the courage or awareness to ask for help. They enter the workforce without clearly defined goals (like a term paper or final exam). And many get lost. They don’t have the courage to ask for help or the confidence to initiate. The ability to go to a colleague or supervisor and ask for help is something that sets people apart. It enables you to grow.


If you’re interested in diving deeper, check out the eight pillars of executive functioning and the KIPP report card.


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