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If you need something to read this Friday morning, check out MindShift’s recap of the final panel of this week’s Education Nation conference in New York. 

The panel featured several students, and Nnamdi Asomugha from the NFL for some reason, discussing things they want their instructors to know. Some of the suggestions seem a little whiny (You need to love a student before you can teach a student), and not all were college-specific, but several in there will probably strike a chord with HackCollege readers. Some of my favorites are below, but you should click through to see the whole list.

1. I have to critically think in college, but your tests don’t teach me that.

14. We appreciate when you connect with us in our worlds such as the teacher who provided us with extra help using Xbox and Skype. Author’s note: if you’ve ever experienced a teacher helping you over Xbox Live, please let us know how that works in the comments, because I’m at a loss.

18. You need to use tools in the classroom that we use in the real world like Facebook, email, and other tools we use to connect and communicate.

What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments.