Disappearing answers & sweatshirts

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 09:00 AM.

After you’ve taught school for a while, you get to where you know what to expect from different types of students.  I’m not saying that some college students don’t make dramatic improvements – they do, especially in math courses.  A light bulb will come on and suddenly, they “get it.” 

 

Actually, it’s a fun thing to see…

 

However, when you have a good student who suddenly makes a huge turn for the worse, you know something is going on.  Recently, I had an experience where I did think something was going awfully wrong.

 

After grading all of students’ tests, I went back through and noticed where one of my best students had failed this particular test and she failed it miserably.  Whereas, this lady normally almost always gets close to all of the answers correct, she had missed about half of the questions on this test I had just graded.



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