Teach Them To Read?!
Raison d'etre is French for "reason for being," and students who can’t read feel
they have no reason for being in school. Students will start thinking school is a
prison and will behave and act institutio
academics. Students get more cynical when the gold stars lose their luster,
and teachers' mendacity about their performanc
insight of their poor skills and inability to perform academic tasks. It’s a small
death suffered every day by these students, as they see their dreams crashed
on the rocks of reality. We ask students to come to school daily and give
100% to what they believe is an intolerabl
when they don’t smile and take school more seriously. We scratch our heads,
wondering what we can do when half of our kids drop out of school. If
students can’t read, every thing else is moot. My raison d’erte is to never
let a student pass through my class without teaching them to read period.
Twenty days may not do the job; you may need forty or eighty to get the job
done. We can use the One Star Fish analogy, but that sacrifices too many
students to a devastatin
devise an effective way to change their outlook.
Sean Taylor M.Ed
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