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What "Real World" examples can you share that are different than typical school practices?
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In the real world teachers in a PD or faculty meeting do not always act like they expect their student to act.
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In the real world, there are lots of examples where the consequences of being late are slim to none
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In the real world, most of us are allowed to drink water/coffee while we work.@mpilakow
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In the real world, people ask for my opinions and I am made to feel I matter.@lesahaney
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In the real world I don't have to hold up one or two fingers to show what I need to do in the restroom. (True Story.)@lesahaney
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In the real world, I'm not on-task 100% of the time@JCasaTodd
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Banks and other businesses will give me handfuls of pens and pencils for free if I ask for them.
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In the real world, eating together is community building.
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Spreadsheets are a HUGELY important life skill. @alicekeeler
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In the real world if I make a mistake or don't pass a test (driver's exam, bar exam) I am allowed to retake it for full credit.
@MrJevnesClass
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In the real world I can sit where ever and by who ever, I want when I eat lunch. I don't have to sit in the next available seat.
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In the real world I don't have to sit in an assigned seat.
@JoAnnJacobs68
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In the real world I don't have to sit "criss-cross applsauce," to show I'm paying attention.@mrst727
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In the real world I get to listen to music while I am doing almost everything. @CoolChemGal
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In the real world we are not constantly being told "shhhhhh" when walking in the hall.@charliesdesk
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In the real world, I don't have to ask permission to go to the bathroom or get a drink.@ogybuns
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In the real world, I don't have to learn or understand something at the exact same moment as my colleagues. I can learn when it's best for me. @ogybuns
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In the real world, when I get better at something over time, it's my most recent performance that people care about.@ogybuns
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In the real world, I don't have to call people I work with by their surnames.@SeanHCole
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In the real world, I don't have to stop what I'm doing when the bell goes.@SeanHCole
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In the real world, I can go to the bathroom if I need to, even if I just went 10 minutes before.
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In the real world, I get time to think about what I am doing and to reflect on what I have done.@SeanHCole
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In the real world, smart phones are a tool not the devil. @danhaughian
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In the real I have to use electronics at work to get my work done. @abealarcon
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In the real world my boss doesn't use a red pen to give me feedback. @abealarcon
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In the real world I don't get my smartphone or tablet taken away because I didn't follow directions. It's my learning tool just like my pencil.@ssallee
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In the real world, change is constant. There is not one right or wrong answer.@ptaylorsjr
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In the real world, social media is utilized, not banned!
@mrssarahguillen
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In the real world, people have names instead of numbers@htullmann
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In the real world, no job has asked me for a work sample in cursive. @dwmalone
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In the real world, students never read the entire textbook.Nicole
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In the real world, I usually have some choices on how I do things
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In the real world, my paycheck (grades and feedback) does not depend on how many stars are on a sticker chart.
@NDNEducation
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In the real world, no one asks you to memorize mathematical formulas but you find that you memorize the ones that you use most often.@pelowskij
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In the real world, you still get credit for an assignment even if you misspell a word. @LisaEickholdt
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In the real word I'm allowed to use whatever resources or whom ever I need to complete a task or a "test".@SEANJFAHEY
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In the real world I write about things I am interested in and share my work with lots of people
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In the real world we don't have to chant in unison a morning greeting to our employer
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In the real world you sit down when you need to, stand when you need to, look out the window when you need to, and go for a walk when you need to. In short, you are in control of your body. @T_HEB
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In the real world you can keep reading a book if you like it. You do not have to stop at chapter 5.@T_HEB
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In the real world, I read whatever interests me, regardless of what my reading level is@ambartosik
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In the real world, I eat and drink at my desk while I work@ambartosik
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In the real world, I learn what I need when I need, not what other people decide I need and when I need.
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In the real world, I like to learn what I can use/apply right away; not some day in the future...
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In the real world, no one cares if I read The Great Gatsby
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In the real world, I become a better reader by reading books that I like, not what the canon has deemed as worthy
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In the real world, I cannot "fake learning"
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In the real world, going above and beyond is the expectation
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In the real world, I can take a break and dance when I want to. @bbray27
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In the real world, I learn what I want to learn and what I am passionate about anytime, anywhere, and any how.@bbray27
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In the real world, you want a contractor with an extensive portfolio and references, not one who was great at taking tests.@MrChaceEGHS
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In the real world, you don't get performance evaluations that say you are an 83 to the company, or a B for the year.@MrChaceEGHS
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In the real world, co-workers are not forced to learn and work competitively rather than cooperatively with peers.@MrChaceEGHS
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In the real world, we don't base our business model and outcomes on one developed in 1892.@MrChaceEGHS
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In the real world, we learn what we choose or need to learn in real life- when we need to learn it.@MrChaceEGHS
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In the real world, really useful websites are not needlessly blocked.@dustin772
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In the real world, I do not have to write down the book titles that I read at night on a reading log or complete a reading assignment after finishing a book.@missmac100
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In the real world, I fail all the time...and it's okay.@lpetro25
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In the real world, the amount of effort I give a project is usually equal to the amount of reward and satisfaction it brings. @lpetro25
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In the real world, it is NOT okay to fail and NOT learn from it.
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In the real world, it is not okay to be chronically late and it might cost
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you your job.
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In the real world, you cannot always take a break when you feel like
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it and dance when you want to.
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In the real world, you can quit your job at your discretion, but the
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In the real world, it is polite to put way your cell phone to give others your full attention.
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In the real world I use spellcheck, grammarly, ask people to proofread for me, and write constantly on a daily basis.@mrsmandygill
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In the real world, you can't do which projects you feel like completing and not bothing with the ones that don't interest you.
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In the real world, contrary to what the main page states, you can't use Google Translate to communicate with others in another language. Google translate is not always accurate, and is good for a word or two. Do yourself a favor, and learn a second language to compete with Global society.
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In the real world, I do not get assessed on a percentage system. I get feedback from others on areas of strength and things to consider. In any formal evaluation setting, it's based on descriptors rather than numbers.@bforchuk
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In the real world, I'm busy and my to-do list has to be prioritized. It's not because I care about one item more or less than another. Not everything gets done on time.@bhlowdermilk
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In the real world, you're allowed to use what you prepare for presentations, meetings, workshops and conferences. We're not computers...that's why we have computers.
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In the real world, you can use Desmos or other math programs to solve a math problem.@MrArocena
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In the real world, you don't walk in silence in corridors.@girouxi
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In the real world I've missed deadlines, and I have never had my pay docked, nor has my supervisor ever said since it's late, I don't get to (have to) do it. I sitll get it done and turn it in.
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I can keep trying to succeed without fear of being graded on my first try@drjharmon
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