Teachers can sometimes have trouble reaching their students. Connecting assignments to current events can help. One teacher, hoping to teach his students a bit about research and business writing, asked his students to write resumes and cover letters in the voice of a Marvel character. One student’s response to the assignment has gone viral.
Jeremy Scott Davis, a Texas high school teacher, shared the response to the creative assignment. He allowed them to pick anyone from the Marvel universe.
On of the students saw the humor in this and took a risk. Groot has a reasonably limited vocabulary.
My students had to pick a Marvel character to embody within a resume and cover letter. The idea that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take lives within one particular student of mine. @RobertDowneyJr @prattprattpratt @vindiesel #iamwfisd #wfisdengineering @WFISD_CEC pic.twitter.com/7pddcxebsK
— Jeffrey Scott Davis M. Ed. (@ROBODAVISWFISD) May 8, 2018
“My students had to pick a Marvel character to embody within a resume and cover letter,” Davis wrote. “The idea that you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take lives within one particular student of mine.”
But did you give him an “A+” ? pic.twitter.com/DQ4eQiKxjY
— faded. (@impatient_glo) May 10, 2018
He tweeted an image of the assignment. The reaction on the web was enthusiastic.
Many wanted to know what grade the kid got.
Look here did the kid get an A or not? We need to know!!!! pic.twitter.com/MoWOVoOCIC
— James Dixon (@JdMcfly88) May 10, 2018
— Zoo9guy ن (@Zoo9guy) May 11, 2018
Davis did take 5 points off.
The student ended up with a 95/100 for the assignment. The assignment’s ultimate goals may have been missed, though the resume did stand out from the rest, so maybe the goals weren’t missed at all.