In the spirit of getting back to bashing our students instead of each other (a suggestion in Gordo's last post, which seems to have disappeared), and getting Beaker Ben some comments, and not thinking too much about the post just below, I want to resurrect one of Beaker's wonderful lists that was buried as a comment on the story about the teacher who didn’t teach.
So, without further ado, here is Beaker Ben's breakdown of what his students have been up to this semester:
Now, let's be fair to the students. If they are anything like mine,
15% will be absent for months and may not realize that the class is not meeting
3% will attend a different class in the wrong building simply because they can't read their schedule
35% will feel they deserve the A because they did such a good job in high school
45% sit in class texting all the time and may not notice that nobody else is in the room, including the teacher
That leaves a few percent who actually want to learn. They are the ones who probably reported the teacher.
Or, if I'm feeling pessimistic, students ratted her out because she didn't respond to their emails requesting extra credit.
Q: How do your students compare?