5 Responses to “a good question”

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I can comment now!

kmorisi said in May 8th, 2009 at 12:54

Yep, you can. You have to have a comment approved once (that was this one), after that, you can comment to your heart’s content without my approval.

radicalteacher said in May 8th, 2009 at 16:43

Students have so many pulls on their time that it is hard to ask them or expect them or be frustrated with them when they don’t take the opportunities available — and, we don’t try all that hard, or most of us don’t, we don’t keep asking and offering . . . we think that they don’t means they don’t want to when it means one of two things — either they are afraid to as RT says or they don’t have time to — they have exams, and papers, and reading, and classes, and they want to play too — so do we — we have the luxury of this being part of our perceived jobs/roles – they see it as something else — when we value it the way we value other things — with grades, points, extra credit, the currency of students then they can afford to do it – like citizenship – as long as it has no real “value” it can’t count in most people’s lives.

schan1 said in May 11th, 2009 at 15:20

Schan1, I think it’s interesting that you call grades, points, extra credit the “currency of students” I’ve never thought of it that way. I agree that there would be no real reason in commenting here if you saw no “value” in doing so; I’m just not so sure value comes only in the form of currency and/or grades. I guess the question that follows is why do you comment here? Do you consider it “professional development”? or part of your job responsibilities? I’m pretty sure there’s probably more to it than that. I really think with blogs, as with many other things, you don’t see the value of participating until you start participating.

b.e. said in May 12th, 2009 at 14:05

“. . . you don’t see the value of participating until you start participating.” i think that pretty much hits the nail on the head!

radicalteacher said in May 12th, 2009 at 19:20

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