Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank...– William Ernest Henley
Just ordered my copy of: "When Kids Can't Read,...
I hope they have a section that includes: How to teach a 16-year-old who slipped through the public education cracks (year after year after year) how to read…
And just like that...you lose one
I knew D was going to be a problem from the start. He had an ice cold stare that went right through me every time I spoke him. He refused to read out loud. He mostly refused to write. And at every instruction to participate he just would give me that stare and say “Nah.” Thursday it turned into “Nah, Miss K” Friday it turned into “If I write the notes will you...
Why sleep when I can spend these hours writing Lesson Plans?
Tomorrow = First Day of Summer School!
Friday my co-teacher and I were able to meet our students for the first time. We each pulled students out one-by-one and started some diagnostic testing. The experience was shocking. We have twenty-five-ish tenth graders. They all failed the Semester A Lit. There was not a single student on the 10th grade reading level. 70% of the students I tested were at 7th grade. Two of them were between...