Video: I Need an A

So, I’ve been snowed in a while, and it’s right at the end of the semester, when the weeping comes from underachieving students via e-mail. And that, plus XtraNormal, equals my venting response. For all teachers everywhere….

Yes, I have heard just about everything this young lady says. I changed some aspects of the details to protect the guilty parties, but I have had people make up family deaths, draw pictures on exams, write essays insulting me, write really juvenile papers… and still demand an A.

UPDATE: Thanks to wide response from a number of people wanting to use this idea in their syllabus, I’ve provided a family-friendly version.  It’s posted below.

Author: Andrew Shears

Andrew Shears is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. His research interests lie at an intersection of the human-environmental nexus, and includes branches of mapping, technological, memorialization and urban geographies. He lives in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania with his wife Amy, a professional photographer.