What we celebrate in this classroom is not knowledge per se but learning, and actions that help others learn.
What troubles us is not ignorance so much as a lack of desire to lose it.
We’re interested in the transition from “don’t know” to “know”, from “can’t” to “can”, from “am not” to “am” – a transition that can and should be made visible to students as it happens.
Articulating and celebrating learning acquired in this classroom or on this course (as opposed to the prior learning that some students arrived with) is one of the best ways of making more learning happen. It’s also one of the best ways of helping reluctant learners to go from “won’t” to “will”.