I missed the deadline for slice. Totally distracted providing feedback to students on their projects. Here’s one that’s published already: Life in Two Worlds. My students have a history and two worlds in which to live; it’s not easy, and they will live their lives dealing with it. This project has helped them focus on what will help them succeed.
Then tonight as I work on the type of grading that takes time — not really grading, because it’s written feedback so students know what is done well and what needs improvement. I can personalize the feedback so that the standards fit what they need and the curriculum requires, guiding each student towards improvement and success.
Anyway, it’s late, and I’m still working, like many teachers do. Not during the day — because we’re teaching, but on our own time. We live in three worlds — the one of hope with students, the one of family who waits, and the one of misconception where so many can tell us just what to do, but have no clue what “teacher” means.
Image: by Sheri Edwards
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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker