christine (cme2694) wrote in thequestionclub,
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Teacher Question

Another post reminded me to ask this. I've already posted in the teaching community, but wanted some non-teacher and possibly some student input.

I teach high school math - Algebra and Geometry. I'm mean. I don't accept late work and I don't round grades - EVER.

Three of my students - after finals, etc - are failing. Failing is below 60%. Each is within one point of passing. Each student is also missing homework assignments (multiple assignments, too!) from when they were absent. I'm not rounding their grade to make them pass. If they even turn in ONE assignment before grades are due Wednesday morning, they will pass. If they don't, they fail and have to re-take the class in summer school. As a student or parent of a student - do you think this is fair or unfair?

Second question: Have you ever had to evaluate your teacher? I want to hand out a questionare and not let the kids put their names on it so that they can be truthful. What sort of things should I ask? I have the basic questions about what did you like/dislike and why - but what else would you like to answer about a teacher?
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