What Do You Want your Teacher to Know?

I want to get to know a bit more about you. So here’s your chance to tell me about something that you think that I should know. It can be just about anything. I’d love it if you told me about yourself, but telling me about something that you’re passionate about or an expert on is just as valid to me. So what do you know that you think I might not know and might find interesting/useful?

Your assignment is to write, create, or present something that explains what you want to teach me and/or the class. It does not have to be 5 things as in the video above, you could clearly explain one thing or come up with your own number of things. It’s UP TO YOU.

You DO NOT have to present or share your work with the class, but I’d LOVE IT if you would!

Your creation needs to give me enough information to learn about your topic and understand it well. I shouldn’t have too many unanswered questions. Your job is to teach me well.

How should you do this? Well, what works for you? Obviously, this is a reading & writing class, so many will opt to write something. If you’re going to do that, make sure that it’s creative, original, and interesting. I don’t want to read it if it’s boring. Don’t spend time trying to figure out what I want you to do, instead do what you want to do! Write it as a letter, essay, interview, newspaper article, whatever!

We do have access to computers, so ideally you will drop something off on your computer. If you wish to use a program on your computer (or online) to create your work, you should probably run it by me first to make sure that it’s going to work, but be as creative as you want.

The one thing you SHOULD NOT DO is be lazy. Don’t go with the thing that’s easiest. Spend some time being creative! Have FUN with it! This is your opportunity to dazzle me/us, and your mark will be better if you challenge yourself or show me something impressive.


Example: My life pretty much revolves around music. It’s the thing that I know most about and other than my family, it’s the thing I care the most about. So there are a lot of songs that I love, and sharing those songs and talking about why they’re so great is really fun for me. Here’s me talking about a song that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. Warning: it’s SAD! Here’s my sample assignment.

Tell Mr. Robson what's on your mind!