Late night thoughts I was reminded of thanks to a reply on a post I was looking at:
If a student is failing, and I mean crash and burn failing despite the effort they’re putting in, it’s both the student and the teachers fault.
There were more than likely things the student could have done better(like maybe they needed to find a method of studying that worked better for them,
or perhaps they may have testing anxiety and might be able to get some sort of accommodations to help them test better to an extent).
Perhaps the student didn’t realize they were doing as poorly as they were.
Or perhaps the student didn’t realize they were kicked out of the class because Blackboard waited till the last second the stop showing the class on their list and for some reason they
still got emails from the teacher about what to have ready for next class only to be glared at and given either the evil eye or an evil smirk by the teacher because they know what’s up and
they will literally watch you suffer because “college isn’t about holding a students hand” and they won’t even give you fair warning that you may have been doomed from the start.
Sorry about that.
I remembered a horrible Bio prof I had in community college.
What I was trying to get at is there needs to be an equal amount of communication between the students and the teachers. Some students may be too afraid to approach their teachers for help.
Some may be too embarrassed or ashamed to ask. And others may not even realize how bad things are.
If a teacher notices a student struggling they should want to help the student and perhaps aim them in the right direction or give them a good place to start on whatever they may
be struggling with. They shouldn’t want to watch their students suffer because of the whole “in college no one will hold your hand”. We’re not asking for you to hold out hands.
We’re asking you to at least hint at the fact that we may be struggling at something in class and we may need to do something about it.