Friday, March 23, 2007
In my classroom, I am the reigning monarch. When I give an order, it must be obeyed. Luckily for my students, I am a benevolent monarch. I do not ask them to clean my car. Nor do I ask them to scrub my toilets or mow my lawn. I don't even expect them to spend hour after hour studying and doing homework. I do expect them to spend a reasonable amount of time on homework and studying. I do expect them to show up in class every day. I do expect them to pay attention in class. I expect them to go to tutoring if they need help. There is no beheading or dungeons in my kingdom but there are consequences for not obeying the Queen. Failing is the ultimate consequence.