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John Paul Wise, Masuk High School, Monroe, CT, 06468
it didn’t let me choose 0.
Libby Held, Holly High School, Holly, MI, 48442
Teachers like Mrs. Held are frustrating. It would definitely be understandable if they wanted kids to succeed in college and therefore gave them really picky feedback, allowing them to eventually reach high standards. (I've had a handful of teachers like that, and they're usually my favorites. :) ) However, a teacher shouldn't expect the students to meet the higher standard right off the bat--especially if, like it sounds Mrs. Held does, they can't even explain what that standard looks like. In truth, it seems like Mrs. Held couldn't explain her OWN grading. That raises a red flag. Now, I get that English grades are all somewhat subjective. However, there's a difference between Mrs. Held's grading and English teachers who don't have a totally foolproof grading method--but at least have a decently reasoned approach behind their thinking. Again, picky feedback does help students grow, so I would actually be okay with her giving students college-level *feedback* on their work. On another note, the unnecessarily picky *grading* really does hurt kids. Whether or not the colleges with purported "holistic admissions" want to admit it, so much of their decisions are still based on grades, especially junior-year grades. Teachers know those facts full well! It's not exactly fair for intelligent, diligent kids to be held to college-level standards grade-wise and therefore have to worry their dream school will reject them. Again, teachers know that full well! Plus, Mrs. Held, if you are truly worried your students will not be prepared for college if you don't grade them like you would a college student...please don't be! These are honors kids; unless they truly don't deserve to be in the class, their work ethic and abilities will be enough to do just fine--or better--in college. And if a student does not deserve to be in the class, please talk to the principal and knock them down to regular English! Please be harsh...when it's fair. Mrs. Held, if you can just save the picky criticisms for the feedback, not the grading and kick out kids who genuinely don't deserve to be in honors--I think your teaching style might be much more valuable to eleventh graders. Though ultimately, if you still feel the need to treat your high school students like college students, let's admit it...you might just not like high school kids. Which doesn't mean you're a bad person! At all!!! I don't really like high school kids myself. In my opinion, they are generally relatively awkward and entitled. Still, please don't make the kids bare the brunt of your attitude if you feel that way. And don't put yourself through a job you don't truly love! You work with kids more than they work with you...so I can't even imagine working a *full-time* job with people you don't like at all. As this reviewer mentioned, you might love teaching at a community college. You might be happier and more beneficial to students there.
Morgan, North High school, North St. Paul, MN
Talks too much about stuff off topic
DelGiudice, Berlin High School, Berlin, CT, 06037
Christopher Mangini, Somers High School, Somers, CT, 06071
O’Brien, Fairfield Warde high school, Fairfield, CT, 06825
Rudina kosova, Hall high school, West Hartford, CT, 06117
Ms girl doesnt even teach us and embarrasses us
Laura Maher, Plainfield High School, Plainfield, CT, 06354
She is so inconsiderate of outside events. She expects us to live our lives like she did in highschool and focus only on our work. Especially during covid, she has not considered that her students’ mental health is plummeting. Her grading is also awful.
Pilch, Cheshire High School, Cheshire, CT, 06410
kiely, newtown high school, newtown, CT, 06470