1/23/2009

My blog badly needs updating, but it hasn't been a priority lately.

We just have one week of Writeshop II left! Hooray! I've had a great time teaching these students, but I'm tired of the extra work a few students require. In a regular school setting, they would just get D's or F's. Hopefully, they have learned a little bit in our class, but I am not sure their parents have gotten their money's worth. I am so glad to be a co-teacher. I don't think I would be able to deal with unhappy parents. Diane handles all the difficulties.

I think if I ever taught in a regular school setting, I would not allow late work unless it was for a very good reason. I have a new appreciation for teachers who grade multiple essays and have to keep careful records of their students' work. It is so easy to forget to record grades when papers come in late or need more work.

So that is my rant against undisciplined, procrastinating students! I feel much better now.

Since I should really end with a positive note, on the other side of the ledger, (the A and B side) we have mostly conscientious students. I really appreciate their self discipline and hard work!

1/06/2009

As I reflect on the day, I am satisfied with a day of labor. I've studied and prepared for writing classes tomorrow, and hopefully the students will benefit from my work. If not, I know I've done my best! Tomorrow evening will be a time of crafts with me and Bible study with Christa for our GA girls. We are learning about cowboy missions--a new topic for me! I wish I had the money to buy each girl a cowboy hat, but I don't.