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Friday, December 20, 2013

Why I teach...good students and graduation

Laura Wolf and Maryam Ghavidel
What makes a good student? I ask students that in my classes any more, and the range of answers is revealing.  Grades never come up. More on that soon, as I compile the latest batch from Twitter in Journlaism class.
Graduation shows why you teach...good students become more than just ex-students. They are people you trust, who you're glad to see, who you remember for their work ethic, passion and attitude. Here are two of them at graduation last week.

1 comment:

  1. Good for them that they have you for a teacher. The last few years I've been lucky enough to work for recent graduates. I'm really impressed with their work ethic and enthusiasm. I'm not one who talks about how kids these days don't want to work.

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