I discussed the learning log with the students. I explained how this is going to be used throughout the school, that they will see it in all classes, that I will make them the experts, blah, blah, blah. I discussed how they do not have to address the four questions directly but are to use them as a guide for their response, as the response will depend on what they have learned in a class for the week. I waxed eloquent on the need to write in specific detail and not just make a list, using complete sentences, capitalization, and punctuation.
I feel like all I did all day was waste my time and breath repeating myself. Days like this make me wonder if I am really doing any proficient teaching at all.
|Is this a complete sentence? Did this happen in the story?|
I do not remember blood.
|No, dear. This is not specfic. Nor did you know all of this.|
You told me so in class. And you do not read outside of class.
|Oh, thank goodness. We are at least headed in the correct direction.|
|Thank you. Someone listened in class and read the directions.|