Thursday, December 3, 2009
Dark vs. light
Sometimes, I think the light just isn't shining on me. The lamp above me is broken, but everyone else's is lit. That was yesterday.
Today was better. Today, the light above me was dim. Not completely there yet, but better. I think my social studies lesson went well, although two of the higher achieving students bombed the assignment, strangely.
I need to be a little harsher on the grades. C is the middle, B is above average, A is advanced. Don't give a nicer grade just because of they took more effort, and yet didn't quite make it to par.
They say upper elementary grade students tend to value peer opinion more than teacher opinion. I see that as half true and half not so much.
Keep high standards! Demand more from students. They are slacking when I am slacking.