Kids pretend like they don’t care…but they do!
Have you ever spent time reaching out to a student to show you care, and told him all about your life in hopes of teaching him some lesson through your mistakes that might help him in his own life, only to have him take out his earbuds indicating that he had not heard a word you said? Me, either. Boy, that would be embarrassing…
Don’t you hate when kids do this? I think some do it to avoid the work, but others just don’t seem to know any better.
The funniest is when you ask, like, ten times: “Did everyone get a test?”
“Did everyone get an answer sheet?”
“Does anyone need a test?”
“Does anyone need a pencil?”
“Does anyone need anything else to begin? OK, let’s get started…”
Then they complain that they don’t have enough time to do the test. And they blame YOU.
OK, I admit that poetic meter is probably something that students aren’t as excited about as their English teachers. But they do try to understand and often will write surprisingly good poems when they apply the knowledge they learned in class. I’m not sure what will become of poetry writing with the new Common Core standards, but it was fun while it lasted. Most days. Maybe not most days, probably some days. Well, at least one or two days…