.....in my experience— my “yelling” and preaching worked for students who appeared unmotivated to learn. It was not the only thing I showed on my page but it was a reoccurring theme I noticed in my collection of videos from the last few years. I hate it because it works in the classroom but once they leave it’s a wrap. I am not talking about my entire population of students, I am specificically speaking of the population of students with socially constructed (dis)abilities. Also thinking about my students who don’t do anything educational outside of school/my classroom. They do seem to “get it together” when I give those speeches but it quickly fleets and then they go back to not showing their ability to be independent thinkers, creatives, and future entrepreneurs. Witnessing this is one of the reasons I am not speaking as an expert for teaching students, at this time. Research shows, if they need me to yell at them now, they’ll still need that later on in life, but what if they don’t have anybody to do that for them? And sure, we can say, I’m not yelling, we can call it rooting for them. But the fact remains, they need more than passionate cheers and encouragement, they need tools for independent learning. 


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