Honest, critical feedback from kids

Over at my place I wrote about a really raw conversation I had with a kid. He told me everything that was bugging him about class:

He thought that class was kinda boring and awfully repetitive. He wasn’t a fan of the worksheets that I give out on most days, and he thought that the Warm Up was becoming a distraction. He wanted more notes, because they keep kids from just being spoon-fed information. He wants the notes to be more step-by-step. He’s willing to stop by during lunch to show me what he means. He’s worried that we’re not going to be prepared for the Regents.

And there’s actually way more that from the kid. My conclusion is that I need more conversations like this, with my least happy students. Head over to the post to drop a thought about the value and limitations of these sorts of conversations.

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