An Open Letter to College Professors
Start writing a post
Student Life

An Open Letter to College Professors

Students Need Grace Too

An Open Letter to College Professors
Wikimedia Commons

Dear College Professors,

I know it's difficult being a teacher during all of this. My mom has been teaching for 28 years and all of a sudden her world is turned upside down. Everything she thought she knew about teaching is gone. Sure, she still puts her students first and makes sure they're getting what they need. That's the same. However, the outlet has completely been altered.

I know for a fact that this is how most, if not all, teachers are feeling. Whether it's elementary school, middle school, high school or college, I am aware that things are different. Our professors have to change everything about how they teach now. They have to learn how to use Zoom, they have to be flexible, and they have to be prepared in case we go online all at once again. And, we thank them for all they have done for us.

My dear professors, I ask something of you though. While we are trying our best to give you grace, we ask for the same in return. You cannot expect us to have our entire lives together just as we do not expect that of you. We are just as unsure about everything as you are. Our frustrations are not at you, in fact, they are at the world right now.

We are relying heavily on Canvas pages and schedules. Please please PLEASE try not to alter these things without giving us a heads up. Do not send us an email in the morning and expect us to complete the task you just assigned by class time...which just so happens to be in an hour. Please try your best to ensure that your schedule matches the due dates in Canvas. And please try not to send a contradicting email out because I can assure you, someone will be replying and asking a million questions, which will just frustrate you even more.

Communication is key. This has always been the case, but we need this now more than ever. Again, we as students understand you're going through just as much as we are, if not more. And if it's not more, then it's on a different level that we might not be able to understand because we're all living different lives.

I know we are also CRAVING human interaction and opportunities to socialize. This is why our in-person classes are so important to us. We want pleasant interactions, and this is difficult to obtain when we are upset and feeling like we aren't doing well in your class.

If anything, I ask that you please remind us of the progress we are making and give us these positive interactions. No, I'm not asking for a cookie every time I do something good in your class. I'm simply asking for those kind reminders that we are all in the same boat and that you know we are trying out best. I can assure you this will remind us that you are also trying your best.

Thank you again for all that you do, and thank you for taking the time to read this. I know we can all get through this together, and we look forward to the rest of the semester with you.


An Optimistic and Caring College Student

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Five Types Of People In Fall

From yummy pumpkin spice lattes to scary movies, fall has it all and then some.

Destination Logan County Illinois

Oh fall, the most marvelous time of year...right? Every approaches fall differently, some pumpkin spice-tastically and some not so enthusiastically. We can't all be Autumn lovers, so here are five types of people in fall. Grab a cup of hot coca, sit back, and enjoy.

Keep Reading... Show less

If you're like me, by this time of year you're over summer. The beach, the sunshine, and the heat were all great, but now we're itching for blanket scarves, football, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! As the new season approaches, your relationship can benefit from some old traditional dates and some new fresh ideas! Here are a couple great date ideas for you and your boo to try out this fall.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

Social Media Or Soul Media

To the generation that cares way too much about affirmation.

Emma Smith
  • This semester I am taking the ever so famous class, Writing 101. Walking into it, I had heard the horror stories about each major assignment. I have to admit, it’s not a class that I am fond of. But, major assignment #2 got me thinking, we had to create a research question based off of a topic that we are interested in.

Two weeks prior, I watched a very interesting documentary on Netflix. Miss Representation was recommended to me by one of my friends and I have to say the topic is absolutely mind blowing. Social Media and Female Body Image. How Social Media makes girls see this unnatural perfection of ‘beauty’ that really doesn’t exist. But female body image isn’t the only thing affected by social media.

Keep Reading... Show less

Sex And The Church

A letter to fellow believers.

Amanda Hayes
  • I know many of you just read that title and thought it was scandalous to see something so “risque” in the same setting as something holy. Well guess what – sex is part of that. Everyone seems to think they are separate, which makes since because most people treat them as though they are complete polar opposites. Shall we think this through?

Who created the Church body? God. Who created the body? Also God. If we know God to be the creator of all things, we cannot leave sex out of that equation. God created sex, people! Praise Him! Like all great things, the world has twisted and perverted it. The world has stained it so badly that even many church congregations see it only as stained and keep quiet about that part of God’s word. Many people know that God told Adam and Eve to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28), but a lot of people overlook the entirety of Song of Solomon. The entire book is dedicated to telling of the love and sex between man and wife. God blessed us with the gift of intimacy, one to be shared between husband and wife. Church if we teach of sex as the blessing that it is, more people will start treating it as such. If we stop viewing sex as this unspeakable act, the temptation would be lessened. With the fall of man, humans naturally desire things they should not have. So if more people speak of it with gladness and praise, and do not hide it in the darkness as if it were vile, fewer people would be drawn to it for the wrong reasons. More people would appreciate it for what it is: a gift from God.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments