Assessment is not a spreadsheet -- it's a conversation.
You know, every time I visit your blog, I read your tag line about the bored student and the hammer. I am always conflicted about how I feel about that statement. It has an implication that I am not totally in agreement with. That the student is like the thumb...that can't act on its on. It implies that when students are bored it's because teachers are whacking away with a hammer...one tool. I think that treating students as extras in the movie of their own education is pretty disconcerting. Because as a learner, I can't put all of the responsibility on the teacher. I shoulder a responsibility to learn, and it requires action on my part...and not just when the teacher/teaching is amazing...even when it isn't. I agree that as a teacher, I have to foster the right environment for a multitude of possibilities. Even the most effective person can't manage that all the time. So we must expect our students to come with something. Or else what is it all for?
Revenge heals all wounds some scientists say human beings are genetically wired for it. Dont feel guilty about the pain you are about to bestow on the one who hurt you, they deserve it. Take your time, contemplate the punishment to fit the crime and plot your moves. You will be healed of the silent fury that runs through your veins. Your sleepless nights and mental scars will fade.http://www.lovecurse.com