The Beast Posted February 28 Share Posted February 28 3 hours ago, Texsox said: Officially in Texas teachers are in complete control of their grade book and no one can override them. But, admin controls what classes you teach and when. Here's the math that I see and what I tell my students. If you don't turn in one assignment you have a 0. If you make 100s on the next three assignments, you are still failing. Three missing assignments and nine 100s is failing. Turn something in, no matter how craptastic, and you'll have a much better chance to pass. For most of my career I've taught seniors. They have passed English since kindergarten and passed two comprehensive state wide exams. Who am I to stand between them and their diploma and say you haven't passed my standards? So I usually have 99% passing rates. I'll also pull up a chair and sit next to them until they finish the assignments. A key difference is I accept and embrace that it's my job to get kids to pass. It's likely from a first career in sales. I would love to hear about that sometime. Maybe we need a thread where everyone talks about their jobs and how they got into their field. We probably derailed this thread but I enjoyed learning about education from your perspective.👍 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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