Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Road to Success

Please make sure the majority of your students are doing passing work.

This line was in a memo from my AP. But I think I have come up with a way to get all my students to do passing work, so I won't have a problem with him.

1. No more homework. This way, no one will fail for not doing it.

2. No more attendance taken. This way, absence won't be a problem.

3. The answers to every test question will be written on the test paper. That way, no one can get an answer wrong and fail.

We should just hand everyone diplomas the minute they enter the school in ninth grade. No one would have to worry about doing passing work that way.


JimGym said...

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NYC Educator said...

There are always little things you can do. Every time you lower your standards a little more, a few more kids don't get left behind.

mathnerd said...

I am not 100% sure that they would still pass with giving them the answers. I have given one of my classes answers to TWO quizzes now, and there are always atleast 1 student who still manages to fail the test. Makes me shake my head. But I like the other suggestions.

Pissedoffteacher said...

I know you can't just give them the answers. I want to give them the test with the answers filled in for them. All they would have to do is write their names on it. (Actually, I might have to remind some of them to do that too!)

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

If NYC schools followed your rules, I don't think you would a problem with overcrowded classrooms anymore: Give 'em the diploma in 9th grade and let 'em go!