Sunday, September 16, 2007

Student Has A Rough Day

During an activity the other day a student suddenly blurted out loudly, "God! This is so stupid! Is this even in the TEKS?" (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.)

After assuring him it was, and that the activity was also preparatory work for an upcoming literary analysis we will work on, he continued to grumble loudly. I went to him and said quietly, "Is this really about the assignment, or are you frustrated about the grade you got on your homework?"

He ducked his head and mumbled, "I'm frustrated about the grade on my homework."



Jose said...

That's awesome. Sometimes you need to keep kids in check like that.

Redkudu said...

Sometimes they need to be redirected to the root of the problem. :)