This is a reply to the post Read the book in our teachers class blog.

Dear Teachers!

I hope you know that most of the students have bought the book and is using it.

And most teachers say: “just ask me” and “no questions are stupid or unnecessary”. If you, as teachers, criticize your students for asking questions you cannot expect them to discuss anything with you. Or respect you.

I have never during all the classes I have taken – and that is many – experienced teachers criticize their class the way we have been criticized this last week. This enduring negative criticism will in the end make a very negative learning environment.

The movie is funny but it also shows us a good teacher. Patient and with no negative criticism.

My hope is that we now can put this behind us and focus on good and positive learning in mutual respect for each other.

With regards, Vibeke