Sunday 25 November 2012

Hot Topic: Class Tattletails

While they may call themselves class leaders, they often turn out to be class tattletails. Perhaps more common in Asia, in particular, in China, these class leaders are responsible for letting the admin know what's going on it class. While it might be helpful if they talk to the admin about problem students, they just might also tattle on you.

Even though you can't get rid of these class leaders, you can get them on your side. I'm not saying that you should give them special treatment, but you should recognise the fact that they do have a bit of power over you. As such, you should give them more responsibility. Perhaps arrange a meeting with them after class for a couple minutes.

You could talk about problem students and also ask for suggestions on how to improve the class. It's not so farfetched to ask students for feedback and when you have the class leader on your side, your job is probably that much more secure.

What do you think?
Does your school use class leaders? Have you had any problems with them?

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