Lately, my teacher colleagues and I has been trying to figure out why our students as a whole do shit throughout the semester, and then expect a "make-up packet" at the end of the semester that will save them from failing the course. Every semester, shit tons of students (most of whom I haven't seen all semester in school) decide to show up to class and ask if there's anything they can do.
"Seriously? Like, what do you mean, if there's anything you can do?" I ask.
"You know, like, make-up the work yo."
|Exhibit A: My response. |
FYI-I do eventually stop laughing.
I know what you're thinking, and you know what? Screw you, don't judge me. Nothing wrong with having fun in the workplace.Yesterday, a teacher in my school tasked the students in his Advisory class to e-mail the teachers of classes they are failing or potentially failing. They were to ask for any work they could make-up. Gina, a student in my 5th period Algebra class decided to e-mail me:
from: Gina Thomas (email@example.com)
to: Yo Mista! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
date: Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 11:35 AM
subject: (no subject)
Hey, i know i havent shown to much interest in ur class and stuff but i will like for you to send me a syllabus with all the missing work that i can actually make up and get some credit for...im trying to get my things together.My response, two hours later during 5th period:
from: Yo Mista! (email@example.com)
to: Gina Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
date: Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM
subject: re: (no subject)
Gina,That's right: she actually didn't even show up to my class. This is why I'll take a laugh I can on the job.
How are you going to send me this e-mail during 3rd period and then not show up for 5th period today?!