Hoshti Goshtas (rpeate) wrote in badass_teacher,
Hoshti Goshtas

One of My Pep Talks

“Here’s the work. I can’t make you do it. You will either do it or you won't. You will either pass or fail, be graduated or not. It’s your choice: if you want to pass, you will. If you want to fail, you will.

"Oh, yes--and I see a lot of students who want ‘F’s. They sit there the entire period saying, ‘I will not do work! I will not do work! I will not do work! I really want an ‘F’! I really want an 'FFFFFFFFFF'!’ They work very hard to get ‘F’s.

“Do teachers give grades?”

“No. Teachers do not give grades. Teachers record the grades students earn. Teachers cannot do your work for you. It is, by definition, your work, your responsibility. Meet it.”

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