Barbara's Inspirational Series
Their Best Hope
I was hired as a consultant at Valley, and when the curriculum coordinator introduced me to the teachers, I saw slumped shoulders and heads hung low. They looked tired and dejected, as if they felt their hard work wasn't making a difference. The district review team was coming to the school in a few days, and I could tell from the teacher's faces that they felt too disheartened to be receptive to my workshop on Rigor.
Having a Vision
It was my third year of teaching struggling students, and all of a suddent, the stakes changed. My state decided to use a standardized test to determine whether my eighth graders would be allowed to move on to the high school. My students said, "It's not fair!". Then I.....