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Art Dinkin

I like to teach but have no formal teaching training. Fortunately I have the opportunity to pair my desire to teach with students desire to learn "real world" business as an adjunct for DMACC. Early on I learned that students are willing to exert more effort to cut angles on an assignment than the assignment would take.

My response to your student would be:

Yes, I intend to keep you in class for the full time allotted. As the semester is still some time away, I am impressed with your organization and ability to foresee a potential problem before it occurs. I will look forward to working with you. If you exert the same effort in class as you demonstrate before class you will do wonderfully.

You have either set a high standard for this student or there will be one more seat available for a serious student.

Art Dinkin

Bob Glaza

I don't teach but I've taken plenty of classes. Here's how I'd answer -

The class begins at 6:00 and is over at 8:50. We fill the lecture with both new information and some review. If that does not work for your schedule you might consider another elective. I feel allowing the full time of the class is best for me and all students.

This assumes it is the way you feel Dr. Kirk

Dr. Delaney Kirk

Thanks Bob and Art,
These are great responses...assert to the student that you are taking class seriously and let the student decide whether to take the class.

Jeff Hess

Shalom Dr. Kirk,

My impression is that this person is not a student, but rather a person wishing to get their ticket punched so as to obtain some other goal such as a pay raise related to obtaining certain credentials.

They have no real interest in what you teach, only in your authorization to grant, at least in some part, that credential.



Delaney Kirk

Thanks Jeff for your comment...definitely probably not going to be my strongest student in the class!

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