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Old 10-16-2019, 02:58 PM
 
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Just spent 45 minutes total teaching a lesson on summarizing. Made an anchor chart, modeled with a text using a document camera (I do). Gave out a text and walked through it with them (we do), and then gave out a paper for them to work with a group (y'all do).
When I gave out the independent exit ticket, had a student ask, "What's a summary?"
I just stared at her for about a minute, then shook my head.


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I really do think this is the biggest issue in teaching today. My guess is that there were at least 5 other kids who had the same question because they DON'T LISTEN!

I was teaching a lesson today and I had to bring the class to the meeting area to get one direction at a time. Their GE teacher was there and she made sure to tell me that half of the class "has a learning disability." I know that is bogus, because I helped make the class lists. All I wanted to do with them was to talk them through something AT THEIR SEATS one step at a time, and they couldn't listen well enough to get it done that way.

That, I believe, is on the teacher. If she wasn't babying them and making excused, even the slowest kid should be able to follow along and do something with me step by step.
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This type of thing drives me crazy! Thank you for not telling her! I swear, yes, the main problem is kids not listening. However, I also believe that sometimes we as teachers are to blame by repeating ourselves...we are feeding into it by repeating it to them. Last year, I had kids constantly ask. I kept saying, "I'm sorry, but I already answered that. I'm not repeating myself you'll have to figure out." Then of course, they'd ask another kid, who would tell them. I saw no improvement until I started to tell kids not to tell. Maybe that's mean, but seriously, why should the same ones always "get away" with not listening/hearing the directions and the same ones who do listen bail them out?
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:16 PM
 
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In my job I teach teachers. Just gonna say.....there ate some that need better listening skills! I had one recently who was on her phone the ENTIRE TIME! At the end of my training she said she really didn't understand. No kidding phone addict!
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In addition, and agreement, to what others have posted, there is always the fact that it is an automatic questioning response. I don’t know why they do it, but if you take the time to ask “what did we just go over? What do you remember? Think about this?” 9 out of 10 times, they do know. But there’s this weird helplessness that overrides some of their thinking...if I ask, maybe teacher will just give me the answers.


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