The following was a conversation between another teacher and a student of mine who leaves quizes, tests and worksheets blank:
Teacher: Are you listening when Mrs. Lepper explains the lesson?
T: Do you understand it?
T: are you taking notes?
T: Do you ask questions when you are lost?
T: Does Mrs. Lepper help you?
T: Do you understand it after she explains it to you?
T: Then why don't you do your work?
S: Because I don't understand anything!
This morning, same student, 10 minutes after activity has started:
Me: Why haven't you started?
Student: I don't know what to write.
Me: What shape it this?
Me: What's the area of a rectangle?
S: Base times height
Me: What's the base?
Me: What's the height
Me: So what's the area?
S: 6 times 3
Me: which is?
Me: ok, good, write that down and keep going
S: But I don't know what to write!
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- A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com