I'm beginning to think we need signs to hold up that look something like this image.
Perhaps with all of our talk about Growth Mindset and grit, with all that we know about mistakes being necessary for learning and growing, with all the times that we tall learners that they should persist in their efforts, keep trying, and never give up, perhaps we then forget that those things all take time.
So maybe students should hold up signs to indicate that they are still buffering. It would also make a great bulletin board to reinforce to students that they are still works in progress - that none of is as good, or as fast, or as strong, or as smart as we're going to be later. We're all still loading.
If I were ever to get a tattoo - and I NEVER will - I'd have to consider one of these smack in the middle of my forehead, just to let other people know that I'm still working on things. It would be pretty cool to have it appear and disappear, based on actual brain activity as needed. Of course, I would probably get stuck in a loop and have to be rebooted more often than my laptop if that were the case.