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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-04-06 01:00 AM
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30. You make a lot of assumptions in your post
and many of them are completely unfair.

I don't think that the only way for a student to learn is face time with the prof. What I'm saying is that neither one of us knows the details of this teacher's syllabus or what kind of make-up work was offered or how the student did on it. I had students I busted my ass to help in many different ways who still couldn't perform on the final paper. Should I have given them an A for effort? And how would that help them in the real world?

If I learned one thing teaching it's that helping the students and being popular with them are not the same thing. The worst teachers are the ones who try to keep the students happy while not giving a shit if they actually learn anything. It would have been easy for this teacher to have just passed this student along but they took a stand for learning and I admire that. And I suspect that you would too if you thought about it a little more.

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