Thursday, November 17, 2005

dumb versus lazy?

you will have to realize that this is an ongoing debate for me. as i said earlier, the first report period ended recently, report cards went home on wednesday, and today the much anticipated wave of parental phone calls and emails has begun.

so today's parental contact is in relation to a young lady who got a big fat D on her report card (not even a failure). this kid is down right oblivious, though she recently discovered how to ask questions and try to get things clarified in class. but that isn't the point right now, the point now is that during the first quarter, this kid did NOTHING....she didn't even bother to give me a blank stare...she bombed tests, then there were four quizzes she managed to miss, and didn't bother to make them up, at all....she just screwed off, and did nothing with the grade reports that showed blanks in those spots, did nothing when i told her to make up the work, didn't show up on the days i said were the last chance for make up work.

so after all this slacking, her mom wants to schedule tutoring. i emailed her that i tutor most nights of the week and that if her daughter needs help, all she has to do is let me know when to expect her....anyone want to start taking bets on how often i see her kid???

and additionally to this, is it that the kid is dumb? or lazy? i am still voting for choice 2...LAZY!


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