My unofficial business tagline is “being the person I needed when I was younger.” I occupy a unique niche in a high school or college student’s life - I’m not a parent nor a teacher - but I am an adult who will stop, listen, and really, truly care about what their struggles are.
After receiving an email this summer from the Office of Academic Affairs and Integrity, asking for an interview in response to a student's request for an investigation into a cheating allegation, I got to thinking about my answer to a frequently asked question. “Why aren’t you a millionaire, with all of this online school?” my friends have inquired over the past year.
Just what it sounds like – instead of receiving an A, B, C, D, or F, with points associated with each letter grade to calculate a numerical GPA – a student receives either a P for pass or an F for fail in a class.
Formally, and according to an amalgamation of definitions from various online dictionaries and Wikipedia, a policy is a deliberate system of principles adopted or proposed by a government, business or individual to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.
I believe one of the main roles of a teacher is to try as hard as possible to find each student’s “Learning Language.” How does each student need to receive a piece of information so that it clicks, or sticks, or makes sense?
Back in early summer I was bopping through the house of a Sunday evening and passed the TV, which my husband had tuned to 60 Minutes. Heads of colleges were discussing options for the fall semester in response to COVID-19.