Today I want to give a shout-out to a teacher. I’m not going to give his name because I don’t want to inadvertently embarrass the student involved.
Yesterday, my daughter told me about a girl in one of her classes who realized, too late, that she studied for the wrong quiz. Apparently, the teacher alternates Type A quiz and Type B quiz, and she had studied valiantly for Type B on a Type A day.
When the student realized her mistake, she was genuinely horrified and upset.
Before my daughter told me the outcome of the story, I thought about how I would have handled the situation as this student’s teacher.
I’m sorry to say that, as a 5th grade teacher many years ago, I probably would have told the student that she should have checked her agenda and I hope she learned from her mistake.
Inwardly I hoped that my daughter’s teacher was better than the rookie teacher I was 20 years ago.
My daughter told me that the teacher didn’t say anything. However, as the teacher passed out the quizzes to the students, a Type A to each, he silently gave that one girl a Type B quiz instead.
What an awesome teacher. He realized what took me too long to realize – that you never discourage a child’s effort to learn!
Plus, way to be organized and have the other quiz ahead of time 😉