Calling Students 'Lazy' Is A Result of Lazy Thinking

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To the Editor:

I write regarding the "No Kidding Around" blog post about the use of the word "kids" during job interviews (Career Corner blog, Feb. 7, 2017).

I would also add that teacher-candidates should not use the word "lazy" in reference to students.

Generally, teachers who speak of kids as lazy may not have taken the time or may not have the ability to find out why kids are not being productive.

Lazy is a symptom of not learning, not a state of being. Teachers who use "lazy" as a descriptor need to peel back the layers, find out what is really happening with their students, and make adjustments in the classroom.

David Williams
Math Teacher
Kress Independent School District
Plainview, Texas

Vol. 36, Issue 23, Page 22

Published in Print: March 1, 2017, as Calling Students 'Lazy' Is A Result of Lazy Thinking
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