Monday, May 30, 2011

Do It Right In The First Place

James came to me and asked why he still had a credit recovery assignment.  He said he did the last one and was sure he passed.  I checked and found it was incomplete.  When I told him, he said, "Ms, I stopped when I answered enough questions to pass."  I told him that wasn't good enough, he had to complete the assignment and since he didn't, he will have to start again.  He didn't think that was fair since he only had about 6 or 7 left on the original.  "Too bad", I said, "you should have done it right in the first place."  He left angry.  I don't know whether he will do it or not and frankly, I don't care.  These kids expect the world handed to them on a silver platter and I'm not serving.

(pcture is from fireworks 2011 Sea Cliff)


ChiTown Girl said...

Wow. I'm just blown away by this kid's attitude. And yet there are STILL imbeciles out there who think our job is easy!!

dkuroiwa said...

a friend of mine, a few years ago made a comment that has stuck with me...he said, "i don't mind setting a nice table, cooking a wonderful dinner and putting some flowers on the table, but i "freaking'" refuse to pick up the spoons and feed them".
when he said that, there were foreign AND Japanese heads nodding in agreement.

i really don't miss that very much anymore...the older learners want to be there in my class...THAT took a while to get used to.