The rantings of a teacher who retired from the classroom but not from education.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Highly Motivated and Cooperative
Report card grades of N's or U's require a comment. One of my favorite ones to use, especially for kids that are not top notch students, but work hard is "Highly motivated and cooperative. Today I was told (I'll say who told me here) to only use that code for kids who have gotten "E's" Basically I was told that if a child was truly motivated and hard working, he would be getting 90's not 70's. I disagreed. I have students who are always prepared, always volunteer to go to the board and are constantly going for extra help, yet they only squeak by with 70's.
So, I am looking for some feedback. I asked a room full of teachers today if they thought it was acceptable to use this comment with a 70 student and all present agreed with me. But, I would like some additional comments. Please let me know if you think this comment should be reserved for the 90+ kids.