Thursday, June 26, 2014

School's (not) out for the summer...

I am teaching summer school...during the World Cup! Agh! Today was the first real "work day" for my students. It was interesting. I had a project for them to work on that involved some activity, moving around...it was insight into what kind of student they want to be.

It was an interesting scene...some kids getting right to work, finding a partner, connecting, while others sat around talking, playing around, doing nothing.

The purpose of this program is to give them a head start...a jump into high school. Today I saw the work that really needs to happen...I need to create more structure to create more success.

It is an interesting scenario...I know that these kids are on academic priority, attendance priority...some of them truly understand that this is an opportunity to move forward...an opportunity to change their habits of the past...

I want to figure out how to bring encouragement, a sense of accomplishment, a sense of pride...

I hope to figure it out....soon...

1 comment:

  1. This doesn't sound like an easy task! Keeping pre high-school students motivated during the summer months... but it sounds like you are the perfect person to get them to where they need to be!

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