Thanks for all the tshirt love, and for being a teacher.
I think you may be a little strict on the kids… maybe you should see how hard a student works by observing while you teach them. However, I wish my teachers would allow for revision. Sincerly, a 12th grade student in Canada
Wow, I think you are insanely fabulous.
I’m starting my 2nd year of teaching in South Dakota, and we’re transitioning into Standards-based grading; I SO relate to the struggles you seem to be having with the standards-based grading practice – I also allow for revisions and accept work (w/o penalty) up until reports are due. To me, it seems like you’re doing everything right…I truly believe in keeping standards high and students will rise to them (even if it takes a while). With the possibility of revisions with specific feedback and rubrics, there really isn’t a great student argument for unfair grades.
Keep doing what you’re doing – you are an inspiration to me (and I love your outfits!!)!
Standards based grading is a conundrum for many of us, but teaching is largely about being flexible, and resilient right?
I’m new to your blog and I’m just now reading through all your posts. I, too, am high school biology teacher though quite a bit older than you. And yet, I love your fashion sense and hope when I attempt to ‘copy’ some of your fashion, my students (all-girls) won’t think I’m trying to look like them! You keep posting and I’ll keep reading! Thanks!
thanks for reading Sharon! my style has changed a lot over the last few years, mostly due to teenager influence (though they may not realize it). They inspire, then I try and ‘old it up’ a bit!
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