Why School Grades Mean Nothing (Don’t let your children read this) Joel Malm's Blog November 5, 2013 I enjoy reading Joel Malm’s blog. I don’t know Joel personally but am encouraged through his stories of faith, adventure and courage. Joel leads ‘Summit Leaders,’ where he helps men step out of their comfort zone to better understand their calling. Instead of a conference room setting, Joel takes his audience on a hiking or sailing adventure of a lifetime. His post, ‘Why School Grades Mean Nothing‘ shouldn’t be used as an excuse to let your children slack off but it should help you see the importance of vision and encourage you to take a ‘farsighted view.’ If academics aren’t your children’s forte, help them discover their skills and desires in other areas. Monica and I faced a similar challenge with Nathan during high school when we realized helping him follow his ‘creative’ skills was going to more valuable than pushing him toward an ‘academic’ Advanced Placement curriculum. You can read that story here. You can leave a comment by clicking here.