<< How do you give a needs improvement,
without bruising self esteem? >>
What would constitute an "N" or
a "U"? How can I give the 5th grader who has learning disabilities,
who's art is below chronological ability level, an N or U if he's sat
quietly working intensly on his project?
I have difficulty in understanding how telling a student that he/she needs to
improve his/her work habits in your class could bruise self esteem. If they
are not doing the assignments to the learning standards you set, they need to
improve their efforts to do the assignments according to the standards. That
is not a matter of self esteem. That is a matter of being a good student. It
is a matter of indicating the learning that has taken place.
Indeed, how could you give a disabled student an N or U if he/she has tried
his/her best to do the assignment to your standards? How could anyone even
You aren't judging them on their talent are you?