Maybe I’m Too Hard On Them…

Reflection is the best way to know yourself. This is why all the principals and admin talk about “reflection”. Not always easy, but always worth it.

Jennifer L. Scheffer

The expectations I have of my students are high. Really high. My current and former students would confirm that. Some may argue they are too high. I respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree.

My expectations are high, yet they are realistic. Honestly though, sometimes I think to myself, “maybe I’m being too hard on them.” But as more and more of my students graduate and keep me updated on how they are doing, I dismiss those thoughts. I know what I am doing in the classroom is right. And let me clarify that I’m not talking about content per se.

Yes, I want my students to leave my classroom with content knowledge, but what is more important to me is that they walk away from my classroom with experience; experience working in diverse groups, delivering formal presentations, planning and organizing events, making decisions, and an understanding of how to effectively manage their…

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