First, sorry I’ve not posted quickly. My schedule is going to mean that I post sporadically.
I just need to take a moment- after two days of professional development (PD) on guided reading– I realized, it’s all about expectations. If you don’t expect your students to read at an “appropriate” level, they won’t. Period!
What are “high expectations”– I used to think that was for each teacher to decide. I now wonder??
School curriculum coach: “but… our kids are so low…”
Me: “and… !?” …. “Mine were too, but they still ….”
Yes, everyone is different. Yes, everyone will master at a different level. But! There needs to be an understanding that the majority of children can do… just ask, push, instruct …
Sorry if this post isn’t clear, or meaningful… I’ll come back to it, but I’m just so upset right now from hearing “our kids are so low…” that I needed to take a moment to vent.