Ginniathezinnia Posted December 29, 2010 Report Share Posted December 29, 2010 We all have our good days and bad days, and so do our teachers. Today, however for me, I believe was an off sort of day for both me and my teacher as well as several other people in class. It was a morning class, and I am not a morning person.... ended up being late for class and when I got there my brain was still somewhere on the interstate.... I bombed the first 20 minutes of class, and the rest was almost decent... So, my question is, teachers, how would you prefer your students respond when receiving a lot of criticism during class? I teach mostly young children when I do teach, and I'm used to them saying/doing very off the wall things, and I try to be prepared for any kind of behavior, however I'm not sure what is preferred for a twenty year old... Internally, I know the teacher is just trying to help me get better, and he is not letting my "off day" become the norm. I think of an orange being pressed on one of those things.... at first it's full of juice and easy to squish, but as time goes by you have to press harder for it, and things don't get easier just because it's not the beginning anymore. All throughout class today, I kept having to tell myself... "Think of the orange. I am an orange." I appreciate my teacher, and what he has to say, even though sometimes it's not what I'm hoping to hear. But what I'd really like to know is, what kind of behavior from the student, is most helpful for the teacher? Note: Also, my teacher and I do not have the same first language. He is pretty fluent in mine, but sometimes I feel like this causes communication issues between us because I'm uncertain of what he's asking me for. Quote Link to comment
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