What I got was "I tried" - like that matters when you are unable to correct your erroneous attempts. So I drew the tree diagram. And he quit doing any work for the rest of the period.Teachers need to prepare high-quality lessons outside of class. But inside class, students need to be working harder than the teacher does.
I could not get him to see that 1) he needed to write it down 2) he needed to learn it and 3) there is no participation credit in his grade.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
How Does Someone Work In An Environment Like That?
My students may not all be going to Stanford, but most of them put forth some effort, even if only a little bit. I'd feel helpless and hopeless if I had to teach more than one or two of these: