Adjusting Expectations or This Ain't High School My Friend

by Shari Dinkins I JUST OVERHEARD two of my students in the hallway. Student A: “Hey, where were you last week?” Student B: “Oh, I had to take care of some stuff.” Student A: “Dude, the essay was due yesterday.” Student B: “I’ll get it in Friday.” Long pause. “I checked with that girl behind me. She said I didn’t miss anything.” Student A: “Homework was due on Monday. Oh, and we did something on Wednesday.” Student B: “Well, I didn’t miss anything.” Truth? Student B had missed six full days of class. In addition to in-class work, much which […]
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