A Field Guide to the Modern Student

It’s a jungle out there.

A Field Guide to Today's Students

Only the bravest of the brave devote their lives to working in the wild kingdom that is modern education. Here is a rare glimpse of the many species found in our classrooms—a field guide to today’s students.

1. The “why run my own race when I can catch a ride?” student

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2. The “I’m going to distract everyone with my hilariousness” student

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3. The “sure, try to impress me” student

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4. The “hang on with that lesson ‘til I get comfy” student

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5. The “umm, explain that one more time?” students

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6. The “I am going to solve this problem if it’s the last thing I do” student

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7. The “if I work quickly enough, the teacher won’t see me sneaking a snack” student

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8. The “I question your authority” student

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9. The “never ever get a good night’s sleep” student

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10. The “we need recess—STAT!” students

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11. The “I don’t want to read that baby book. I want to read Harry Potter!” student

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12. The “I have my own way of doing things” student  

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13. The “nope, can’t make me” student

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14. The “help, I’m talking, and I can’t stop” student

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15. The “what do you mean abusing the reading nook privilege?” students

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16. The “I’m trying, but I’m a hot mess” student

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17. The adorable “we LOVE school” students

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18. The “you did not just see me sneak in late” student

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19. The “always up in your business” student

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20. The “I’ve got hidden talents you wouldn’t even believe” student

What would you add to our field guide to today’s students? Come and share in our WeAreTeachers Chat group on Facebook.

 

Posted by Elizabeth Mulvahill

Elizabeth Mulvahill is a passionate teacher, writer and mom who loves learning new things, traveling the globe and everything Zen.

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