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Student shaming is bad for YOU

Written by Deanna Mascle
May 15, 2015

I’ve been thinking a lot about the issue of student shaming and why we shouldn’t do it. I agree with others who have argued that it is bad for our students  and it is bad for education, but perhaps if those arguments don’t appeal to those practicing student shaming then simple self-interest might.


Student shaming is bad for you. You might worry about bad karma (I know that I do), but you should definitely worry about focusing time and energy on something so negative and destructive. Unless you a practicing monk or hermit, chances are pretty good that you do not have enough time and energy to do everything that you want to do in any given day or week or semester. So why are you wasting your valuable resources on something from which no good can come?


You can read the full “Student shaming is bad for YOU” post on my Metawriting blog at