The transition from one term to the next can be infuriating, but this time it has been more comical than anything. I’ve got one unusual “class”, one normal class and one potentially great class.
My first class is a lab with one student. I think the norm has been to set the student in a particular direction and then leave him alone. I’m not going to do that. As I get to know him better, I will help him in his classes and make great progress.
My reading class has already gotten into my style of digging down into the meaning of what they read and vocabulary acquisition. I’m going to incorporate lots of different reading situations for them as well.
It’s rained. We even got a little rain this evening. The lack of rain had almost made me crazy. It looks like things are turning back to normal, though that could change.
My advanced level writing class looks promising. It seems that they are willing to follow me into the madness that is research papers.
It’s been a difficult but rewarding week.