I would like to think that I am one of the good ones. I think that I understand my students.
In the first few days of my course, I tell students that they . . .
- can come to me if they need an extension on an assignment, ask, and I will grant it,
- can make up a quiz or an assignment as many times as they need to get the score they want,
- can request time to make up a quiz or a test if they missed it, and I’ll be there.
I often talk about how certain times of the year create more pressure points for students who are committed to several activities.
I think that I am such a good person when I show the depth of my understanding like this. What a great and empathetic teacher!
I Don’t Have a Clue
It turns out, I was nowhere close to being that caring teacher. I’ll admit, I didn’t have much empathy for my students. Sometimes, yes. But most of the time, no. Continue reading “How We Love Our Students”