Reddit Teachers Share Their Annoying Grade Conversations – WeAreTeachers

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Ideas, Inspiration, and Giveaways for Teachers
“Hey, can you grade this ASAP? My mom wants the grade now.”

The last week before a break feels refreshingly festive, even at the secondary level. Despite the drudgery of exams, there’s still a buzzing excitement in the air as the last day approaches. Trips, parties, naps, treats—they’re all within reach.
And then … you get brought back down to earth with the parade of students begging for a grade change at the last minute.
Now, I think I speak for most teachers when I say we’re willing to forgive a lot. The past couple of years have been really tough on all of us. We understand if you had a few rough weeks back in October (who among us didn’t?). We empathize with the feeling of overwhelm when you realize work is piling up. Teachers don’t expect perfection: We just expect you to try.
Which is why it can feel like our generosity gets taken advantage of with requests like these shared by Reddit user @Ariesjawn:
I just laughed so hard I choked on my lunch from Teachers

Other teachers responded relaying their own versions of the same conversation:









And if you didn’t have a student approaching you this week asking you to change their 4 average to a passing grade, don’t worry. There’s always next semester.
The last week of school before break is full of excitement, anticipation, and ... annoying grade conversations.
Kelly Treleaven taught middle school English and wrote about it as Love, Teach at loveteachblog.com. You can order her book, Love, Teach: Real Stories and Honest Advice to Keep Teachers from Crying Under Their Desks, or follow her on Facebook or Instagram. She loves iced coffee, too many podcasts, and annoying her husband with made-up basketball facts.
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