Saturday, May 21, 2011
Yesterday, was such a day.
It is the tradition of our English Seminar (a class I have now team taught for six years) to hold an end of the year picnic as a celebration of who we are and what we do. The "who we are" part is that we are a class of struggling high school readers and writers. The "what we do" part is that we strive to create a classroom community that seeks to methodically strengthen skills and build confidence in kids for whom school is not place where success comes easily. After a lot of pushing, pulling, nagging, encouraging, repeating, and reteaching, growth really does inevitably occur. The purpose of our celebration is to name that growth and celebrate it together.