that’s me. I won’t go into it, but all I can say is that I tried. I tried to connect with a group that has many other dynamics going on that I don’t know about.
It’s been a disappointing term overall, but for one class — my Reading class. We have celebrated everyone passing the last two tests, and they have learned reading skills that I’m sure their counterparts in the other equal class have not.
Despite the added time of having both morning and afternoon classes, I think I will continue with it. I refuse to teach one particular level, but I will do a split schedule from now on. I think it is important for a master teacher to teach at the lower levels. If we only have weaker teachers at the lower levels, then we reap what we sow.
I want to work with the lower level students to give them the foundation they need to succeed at the upper levels. I feel that I have done that this term. Nobody but me and a handful of students know that, but it’s ok.