So, I created this blog, R.A.W., EPIC Content, rubrics and my version of Socratic Conver-stations. I was on fiyah!
Then, just when I was floating on a cloud, an email from a parent poked a hole in my bubble and deflated my soul. In it, she blasted me for giving work that she claims her child did not have the resources to complete. She wanted her child out of my class. The expletives she used were not warranted for even the devil. But there I sat. In front of my computer. Reading my death warrant.
Then I wondered: what exactly did this parent expect me to do? Not teach her child? Allow her child to live in a world where her child could not read, write or communicate beyond a 5th grade level? Then who would she blame?
All too often, people blame others for their shortcomings. Not often enough, do people take responsibility for their role in their shortcomings.
Can you imagine a world, community or even a school, where people, citizens...students...always admitted to creating some of the situations that they find themselves in? One of my teacher mottos is: I don't give grades, I write down what you earn. That way, when my students receive failing grades and they claim, "She failed me," I always ask, what did you do? Was I supposed to do your work for you? Makes me wonder. Will you fault others for your shortcomings? Will you become a "blamer?"
Comment on the following: Read the quote in the image above, then defend or challenge whether the statement is correct. Please be concise and make your point. Diatribes do not mean quality.
INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.
You MUST respond to at least TWO other posts from any student. Your replies cannot be identical comments on different posts and posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will earn you a zero. Make sure your reply addresses the comment that you are responding to.
Be sure to--
- Be clear about your position
- Provide specific support for your argument
- Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
- Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative
CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.
Due: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017 11:59 p.m. CST