I sit at the front of the class. I come to class everyday ON TIME. I have highlighters, pens, pencils, eraser ready to go. I greet you with a cheerful “Hello!” every day. I smile and nod at you all class.
I like class best when you give notes, then I know exactly what you want me to know and how you want me to say things.
Just tell me exactly what you want, I will do my best to deliver. Just tell me, OK?
I get anxious when you ask me open-ended questions, I mean what exactly DO YOU want me to say?
Just tell me OK?
I have very good grades. In fact, I spend a lot of my time worrying about my grades. I get pretty anxious before tests, I always think I will fail.
I always double-check every mark that you gave me. I usually just want to know the mark, I don’t really want to go over the test. Who cares, as long as my average is high, right?
I get frustrated when you ask questions that you did not give us the exact answer to. That last test, you even had a question where that expected us to know that ice floats. You never even taught us that! I try hard to give exactly you what you want, but sometimes I am just not sure and that shuts me down.
I would never want to answer a question if I was not 100% certain that I had the exact correct answer.
I don’t really like school, it stresses me out a lot. But I have to get top grades.
I hate when we waste time in class to do labs or group work, I would much rather just do notes and worksheets. Just tell me what to know and I will know it. Some activities are just a complete waste of my time, I mean they are not even for marks? What’s the point?
School is actually pretty boring, but I am good at it. I can usually figure out exactly what a teacher wants to get a good mark.
I am just trying my best to keep my marks high. I hate when I make mistakes, I hate it. When I do, I obsess over it forever. I don’t give my opinion on a topic and I don’t really have one. Why would I? I just want to know what you think is the right answer, that way I can just study that stuff and get a good mark on the test.
Just tell me what you want me to say for the test and I will. Just tell me OK?
Sometimes I think you don’t like me. I ask you questions and you don’t always answer them right away. I just want to know exactly what to put down. I don’t want to start something just to find out I did it wrong, what a waste of time that would be. I would just rather wait for you to tell us. How can I do well if you don’t tell me exactly what you want?
Have you met me?