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My mind is a jumble and it's jumbled with thoughts about education. My post yesterday focused on my Second Chance Reading class and my boredom with it. My roomie and I discussed it this morning--we're just not sure it is the most effective way to help struggling readers. BUT, we agree something needs to be done.
I'm trying to remember a quote I had posted in my room at one time--to paraphrase, "I can't think of anything I do 180 days a year that I don't do well at..." Think about that. If adults aren't good at something, they quit. No one forces them to keep at it. If it's something they have to do, they are mentored--One on one.
Roomie wrote a post about this very thing. Many students don't function well in large group situations. She does a lot of one on one tutoring since she began teaching Spanish. Does it always work--nope. Depends on how much the student puts into it. But doesn't the idea of teaching one on one sound grand?
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