Ask a Teacher podcast: What do you do when you dislike a student?

What Teachers Do When They Genuinely Dislike Their Students

What Teachers Do When They Genuinely Dislike Their Students

With Columbia Journalism School’s Teacher Project.
May 26 2015 3:49 PM

Ask a Teacher: What Do You Do When You Genuinely Dislike a Student?

They're not all darlings.

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“What do you do with a student in your class who you genuinely dislike?” That's the big question in the latest installment of Ask a Teacher, Slate’s education podcast with the Teacher Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In this episode, host Matt Collette is joined by:

  • Andrew Ahn, a teacher and adviser at City as School, an alternative high school for 11th- and 12th-grade transfer students in New York.
  • Tessa Benau, a 10th-grade math teacher at Vanguard High School in New York.
  • Ray Salazar, a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. He writes the White Rhino education blog.

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