Teachers can (and should) always learn from students. There is nothing wrong with accepting that and adult is able to learn from kids, either in the relationship teacher-student. Below is the transcription of a student's goal of a very respectable school in the U.S. I should give proper credit to the student but I don't have permission to do so. What we teachers can learn from letters like this one?
- My goals for this school year are getting A's, talk less, listen more and learn more grammer. I want to get Superintendent's and make my parents proud. They will be like "Yup, that's my son always getting A's." I want to talk less because I am extremely talkative. I have the nag to not listen to some of my teachers, this is because they sound so boring. Also I wanna learn more grammer because I can't write that great.
Another reason is I have to write poems and I need to know a lot of grammer.
The student has also a plan to get into his goals during 2009:
- 1. I will e-mail my teachers when I need help.
2. If I get carried away I would want the teacher to call my name and say, "David pay attention"
3. I will obey every rule I am given and to very single thing no matter how simple or hard.
4. Asking a responsible adult to keep an eye on me so I can stay focused.
There are many clues, that being a teacher, will allow me to redirect and enforce the learning to students like the one being quoted. What will now be your steps to gain confidence in this type of circumstances?
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