Wednesday, July 29, 2015

“What Students Really Need to Hear”

In his article “What Students Really Need to Hear” Chase Mielke wrote furiously to tell the truth to his students about why he cares about them and why he believes that they should not quit or give up in the main event of school.
Mielke tells his students that the main event of being in school is how to deal with life when it gets tough and not on the academic learning. He then goes over for different types of quitting in school: Wasting the day doing nothing, not going to class, being disrespectful to their teachers who ask them to come to class, and not putting enough effort into their studies to pass whatever class they are struggling.
“As long as you are in my life, I am not going to let quitting be easy for you.  I am going to challenge you, confront you, push you, and coach you.  You can whine.  You can throw a tantrum.  You can shout and swear and stomp and cry.  Moreover, the next day, guess what?  I will be here waiting — smiling and patient — to give you a fresh start.  Because you are worth it.” Mielke wrote at the end of his article explaining why he will not be letting his students quit. This quote shows that he actually cares about his students and the progress that they make in not just school, but in life. Many people have positively replied through different types of social media to this article. Most said that they were glad to have read what he wrote about the truth behind why teachers really care about their students.