Exercise 1 – Both Sides of the Story

In this activity you will find three small scenarios each with an instructor’s interpretation of a situation plus the student’s side.

Are these misinterpreted or unacceptable behaviours?

Read the scenarios and then click on the links below each scenario to see the student’s perceptions and situations.

Scenario 1: The instructor believes that a particular student’s excessive use of cell phones is rude and intrusive.

Scenario 2: The instructor notices that certain students do not arrive until the time of a meeting.

Scenario 3: The instructor notices that a student is not engaged in learning; she disappears in the middle of things.