Saturday, May 3, 2014
six word saturday
Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
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I know there are ways I can improve. Very few of us can look in the mirror and state "Nope, this is as good as it gets." I also know I work hard every day to help my students learn and grow. Some years it is easier than others. I have one class which baffles me. Last year I had a class where three individuals ran havoc over me and everyone else in the classroom. If I tried to talk over them, they would talk louder. I finally just worked at getting them written up and out so I could teach the rest. This year, similar kids. Sort of. One will announce he has worked as hard as he intends to and then, like the Pied Piper, lures everyone else away. Three others do little to nothing. Their mothers will call about once a week to see how their child can make up an assignment that was a daily one - nope, not playing that game. Others come just often enough to keep their name on the books. Several come to half the classes during the week - several come just often enough they are not dropped from the roll. Is it a surprise that half the class is failing?