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Fwd: Re: don't fish the scare away
Posted: Jul 10, 1995 11:43 PM
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Subj: Re: don't fish the scare away
Date: 95-07-10 23:46:02 EDT
From: DoctorCHEK

[[[[Secondly, I teach fourth grade. If I had your children in my class and
told you that the reason they did not do a calculation correctly was
because they were lazy or careless, would you be satisfied that I had done
my job?]]]]]

Eileen, I think that I MAY possibly feel you were not doing your job if you
told me that my child was consistently lazy or consistently careless.
However, if Kendra Starr (my 9 year old) told you that she was careless or
thoughtless during the performance of A calculation, then I would simply
pass it off as being human.

[[[[However, I frequently see secondary teachers use that 'excuse' for not
checking farther with older students. The fact that they are older does
not guarantee that they understand]]]]]

I agree with you here....

[[[[[[and I consider it unbelieveably
unprofessional that many secondary teachers are willing to put things off
as laziness or carelessness, when it is something deeper]]]]

We agree here (when it IS something deeper)....but I do hope you agree with
me that quite often a secondary teacher is right on the mark when he/she
diagnoses a teen ager's problem as laziness........... I promise
you.......some teens are lazy.

[[[[[I am pleasantly surprised to hear that you are not one of these. I have
dealt with way too many in the past five years on our district math


Harv Becker
Woodside High School
Woodside, California

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