Fall Semester 2012: Already Not Excellent

I say this somewhat ironically–really, it’s too early to tell, especially since none of my classes meet until tomorrow.

But I decided to make up a “First Day of the Semester Rubric” as a way to introduce the concept of rubrics to students, and to begin talking about expectations (mine for me, theirs for me, mine for them, theirs for themselves, ours for the universe in general).

first-day rubric

And this is how the semester is already not excellent–I don’t have the full semester schedule for all my classes ready yet, and it won’t be ready for all of them by tomorrow.

But I do have a lot done, and, as per the rubric, I anticipate showing up early and being enthusiastic and focused for each of my four classes tomorrow.  I’ll report back and let you know how it went!

In the meantime, I’m relatively fired up and kinda sorta ready to go.

7 responses to “Fall Semester 2012: Already Not Excellent

  1. This is awesome.

  2. This is awesome, but you have nothing for Acceptable under Community for Students.

    But this is awesome. Can we use (with attribution, of course)?

    • I have a hard time with “acceptable” in all rubrics–I drew a blank on that one, and so I left it blank, and I’ll probably use it as a way to talk about how I have a hard time with “acceptable” sometimes.

      Please, use & share! That’s why I posted it–I thought others might like it. And I do appreciate the attribution.

  3. Valerie Lipscomb

    Great idea!

    More possibilities to consider:

    Excellent=initiates meeting other students
    Acceptable=willing to become acquainted when asked

    • Terrific, Valerie!

      (Although I am already wondering if I’m valorizing those extroverts too much…that there should be something on there to honor the introvert who’s absorbing EVERY SINGLE THING that’s going on.)

  4. Brilliant for everyday use, as well. How do I feel as I get ready for work this morning? Hmmm.

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