… and do I really want to get to know them?
The answers are that they are your students, and if you don’t get to know them you’re in for hard times. You may think you know your students. You may think your students know you. You may think they understand everything you tell them and they, in turn, tell you everything you need to know. If you are right, God bless you! However, if you are like most of us, you probably fall short. Maybe not with all your students, but I bet there are one or two who, if you were honest, you just can’t figure out. What’s more, these are often the ones that run to the dean with complaints.
In the category of “Students – Getting to Know Them” I will address some of the techniques you can use. I will also share sanitized versions of horror stories about what can happen if you and your students are not on the same page. In particular, why it is vital that you get good feedback from your students and how do you make that happen? Hope you are interested! 🙂
© 2010 Paul A. Hummel, Ed.D.