Caitlin Mangini, Amanda Regan, Sarah Veneziali,Seamus Corkery, Sabrina Lindley, Haley Clark, Olivia Vearling, Ava Hill, and Meghan Kidd
This week the discussion group I participated in focused on the fact that students are just supposed to consume information from teachers and be able to spit out the answer on demand. I agree with this statement, when it relates to the student and teacher relationship. Teachers tend to randomly call on students during class and expect them to answer their question immediately. Many teachers usually use some type of powerpoint to center their class around. During these powerpoint, teachers usually will call on students unexpectedly, without warning, and expect them to voice out an answer. It is very difficult for students to do this even when they are paying attention. Sometimes nerves or fear of embarrassment takes place and the student is left upset. I believe that if students have to be put through this kind of treatment, teachers also should be. Often times when students have questions the teachers will exclaim that they will get back to them. This is unfair and should be eliminated. No one should be told that they need to give an answer immediately after receiving a question on command.