Am I Homer Simpson or Bugs Bunny in this fight?
Sam: I don’t know. I thought you wanted to know why I couldn’t do the assignment on time.
Me: We are going to establish some guidelines right now: First, you are seventeen. You are almost an adult. Next year in college your mom will NOT be permitted to talk to your professors about your work, so we are going to break both of you of this habit right now. When you have a problem, I want you to contact me in any way you want--email, discussion board, phone, video--but YOU have to do it. Only you can be responsible for your work.
|This is me when I'm laying down the law in class. Word.|
|I'll be reading this book very soon.|
In conclusion, this class is still a work-in-progress, but isn’t every class? My students helped me to realize that sometimes I have to let go of something (timelines) in order to get something better (mastery, grit).
|This is me when I'm trying to let go of deadlines.|
I intend to use this lesson to my benefit and keep working on my goals for my students, no matter how many attempts it takes, until I can achieve mastery.
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