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10/23/2009

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Mississippi Teacher Corps

Where's the poem?

elisepatterson

I hear you on the frustration of not having high expectations for behavior. I'm absolutely of the opinion that having unrealistically high expectations in terms of academic content can backfire, is it really so unreasonable to expect kids to pay attention in class? Or do work? I had one kid turn in a paper taken entirely from wikipedia last week--and when I told him he would receive a zero, he was shocked. I asked him what he expected, and he said, "Well, I thought you would at least give me a 60."

Really? A passing grade? For cheating?

It's interesting to see what their expectations are of us.


elisepatterson

I hear you on the frustration of not having high expectations for
behavior. I'm absolutely of the opinion that having unrealistically
high expectations in terms of academic content can backfire, but is it
really so unreasonable to expect kids to pay attention in class?

sorry...

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