Learners want to improve by choice while
students work for a grade.
It’s the second day of school with my students (still waiting on the first guy to finish his response). But, it’s the first-student contribution! As I opened their responses, I was a little nervous. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since it’s so early in the school year. I’ll be curious to see how this evolves and if the students become more detailed or critical of what we are doing. I hope they do. Afterall, that is point. I’ll have to figure out a way to check that. Anyways, on to their responses.
Student contributions by Lili Duckmann and Allie Schlottman
Today during class we got into table groups and discussed the difference between a “learner” and a “student”. As a group, we brainstormed our ideas on our tables. After we had decided the characteristics of both a learner and a student we
I have grown as a learner by setting more goals for myself. I have many goals that are short and long term. Last year, I didn’t have many goals, I wanted good grades, which I got but I didn’t set many goals. I know have goals for
Throughout freshman year, I learned from taking all honors and AP classes that just simply showing up to class will not get you to your full academic potential. Taking the extra time to really break down the information being contained is an
I think we could have spent more time sharing our answers as a class rather than in groups.
Back to Me
It’s exciting to see how the students grappled with the difference between student and learner. They knew there was a difference, but this is the first time most of them had a forum to express those thoughts with a teacher. Sadly, some of the words they used to describe a student were depressing: lazy, obedient, and tired.
I hope by working with the students and reflecting more
I’m a little surprised by her desire to have more time to report out as a whole class rather