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Re: is this good enough?


Date: Tue Nov 19 2002 - 18:19:10 PST

I hate it when a kid asks "is this good enough?" But I have a whole lecture
I go into - so much so that the middle school kids I taught until last year
already know it by heart and warn new kids to "never, never ask Mrs. Holt if
it's good enough." However, I'm teaching at the high school this year and
have a lot of students I've never seen before so I get to go through the
whole thing again.

I also get this question: How can I be failing - I turned in all my work!
Yes, I say, you must have spent at least 10 minutes on this five day project.
. . . I had a girl turn in a drawing today and she admitted she didn't
spend much time on it - it looked like a 2 minute drawing. So many think
just turning in something (anything) is enough! And then there are the
ones who just won't do anything. They waste their time and mine.
Thankfully, there aren't too many of them left in class by this time of the
year. I thought middle school was hard, but I find teaching freshmen in
high school just as frustrating. I'm having a rough go getting into the
swing of it, I admit. Am I expecting too much? Probably. Genie Holt