Should We Expect Less?
Damn it! I promised I would say off the internet for the rest of the night b/c I have papers to grade for tomorrow (end of the semester). While grading self-evaluations from our last project I came across a comment I've never seen before.
I ask them, "Explain three ways that the teacher could make this a better group project." One of my students that is maintains a mid to high A replied, "Expect less."
WTF!!! If the "good" students are telling teachers to expect less - what is happening with the new generations?!!? As a teacher, I have high expectations and push my students to reach them. How else are we going to help them grow and work towards new ideas and better solutions? I am proud to be a tough teacher that loves her students enough to make them work and I will not expect less to make the students happy.
Wait until she sees my final exam tomorrow - hehehehehe!
P.S. I teach Communication Applications - a one-semester, public speaking course that is required by The State of Texas to graduate. It is not that hard, as long as they try.