Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Conversation with a Student

Student: Miss, Miss, are you going to pass me?

Teacher: You have a 34 average. Your highest grade was a 38.

Student: But don't you count homework and effort?

Teacher: You are missing 10 homeworks, handed in 5 homeworks that were incomplete and got 40's on both take home quizzes.

Student: But Miss, math is hard. I get nervous on tests. I think you should pass me because I come to class every day.

Teacher: Sorry.

Student: My parents will beat me and send me to AXEAEAB to live with my relatives there. I will have to work in a coal mine and will hardly get enough to eat.

Teacher: At least you won't have to worry about passing math there. Have a good trip.

4 comments:

Chaz said...

Quite funny and unfortunantly true.

nyceducator said...

Great conversation.

Unfortunately, kids think we're a bunch of bozos and will say absolutely anything with the full expectation we'll buy.

So don't expect any postcards.

Pissed Off said...

The problem with some kids is that they have had too many bozos in the past as teachers. They don't know what to do with a teacher with a brain.

17 more years said...

I have a kid who does nothing- and asked me to pass him:

"Miss, am I passing your class?"

"Well, let's see- you missed all 12 homework assignments, you didn't complete 3 lab reports, and have a 16 on a quiz- why should I pass you?"

"Because you're nice."

I hated to tell him I'm not THAT nice- why burst his bubble.