Rules and Mercy

Published: 2023-05-03 05:38 |

Category: Teaching | Tags: expectations, systems, compassion

I'm re-listening to The Expanse novels on my drive to and from work and a piece of dialogue caught me this morning:

"Easy to make rules," Emma said. "Easy to make systems with perfect logic and rigor. All you need to do is leave out the mercy, yeah? Then when you put people into it and they get chewed to nothing, it's the person's fault, not the rules."

This is worth remembering, especially when we're in classrooms.

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