I got the following email from a student who hasn’t shown up to my class once and hasn’t done any work. I don’t even know who she is.
Hi my name is ……. ! i’m emailing you today about what i can do to get a passing grade if i can ? i talked to my counselor and he said to give it a try to ask you .. thank you
Of course I responded in a professional manner but one of my co-workers suggested I tell her to build a time machine. Side note, this is a 10th grade student. You’re in high school and you don’t know what to do to pass a class? Maybe go back to elementary school and learn that you have to do work to pass? I hate this question because it is the epitome of a stupid question. How do you now know that you have to do work to pass?