What did I discover? There is at least one student that feels like I give preferential treatment to one of the other students in the class. I'll talk more about the impact of teachers playing favorites with kids later on today, but as for that particular piece of feedback? Spot on. I do give that kid preferential treatment. I'll flat out say I like the kid better than most of the others in that class. Why? He's prepared, completes his work, doesn't talk so much when he's not supposed to. All around fantastic student.
What doesn't the disgruntled child understand? Just because I give more freedom to one student and just flat our like that student more doesn't mean that I love my other students any less. I'm equally invested in all of their success. Now I just need to work on communicating that more effectively.
Dallas student demands feedback
What does quality feedback look like for Dallas Teachers?
DISD Student Learning Objectives (SLO)