Friday, February 01, 2008

Tales From The Trenches: Polski3

California junior high school history teacher Polski3 brings us a situation report from the front lines:
Teacher asks a student a question, such as "do you have your assignment?" Student response is: a) the blank look b) a silent shrug of the shoulders c) a verbal "I don't know" or d) a disinterested roll of the eyes along with silence or an utterance of annoyance. Teacher tells student that they can turn in the assignment the next day and if they need help or have any questions about it, please come in for a minute after school. Teacher adds, that most of the time, students with a question who come in after school to ask their question or get help are there for mere minutes.
You should really read the whole thing.