Monday, December 04, 2006

Extra Credit

Why do kids ask for extra credit when they haven't even done the bare minimum of work that has been given to them? It never fails. The marking period ends and they all of a sudden wake up and want to do extra work to pass. I'll never convince them that extra credit for them means more work for me and I'm not willing to do it.

2 comments:

NYC Educator said...

I give extra credit very freely, often for absurd reasons.

As it's utterly meaningless in my class, I have no problem doing so.

Pissed Off said...

In math, kids have to show knowledge by passing exams, no exceptions. I hate giving them things to do that won't count. They should just do the work they are given and then they wouldn't need extra credit.