Hey guys and dolls, how's it going?
It's Thursday again, and it's time for
This school year we got a new principal, and I LOVE him!
One thing that he has told us in PLCs and such is that we
spend a LOT of time focusing on the low kids, trying to pull them up,
that we forgot to push the high kids.
Once he said this, I knew that it was true. He came from the middle school in our
feeder pattern, so I know that he has seen some of the results of what
was started at our school.
I started to reflect back on my own teaching, and the same disturbing pattern emerged.
Now, don't get me wrong, I've taught all of my students,
but it can be so easy to focus more on the low kids, because they need so much
help to get to grade level.
So, this is another area that I have been focusing on this year.
Being more intentional in my teaching.
It's been great, because there's a freedom that comes with not having to stick
to a reading or math program.
If they've been mastering skills that the other 66% of my class is working on,
we move ahead.
They have been soaring, and I can't wait to see where they are at the end of the year!
Feel free to link up and tell me about what you've done right this week!