The Third Point

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by Shari Dinkins “It gives the student a third point,” my full-time colleague says. I nod. “So that you are not the target.” Ah, yes, I nod again. I am tired of being the target. At times, students view me as the obstacle to their academic success. When I would open up my grade book and show them their grades-grades that they had earned-they would quibble and squawk. “I was on time that day,” and “No, no, I turned that in.” Somehow my handwriting is a target. It is my handwriting in the columns. That means that they are arguing […]
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