Seeing Through My Students’ Eyes

In my sophomore Honors English class, I assigned a pop quiz over chapters 3 and 4 in To Kill a Mockingbird. As I went to grade the quizzes, I saw that one of my students didn’t hand in a quiz–and she was in class! I chalked it up to the fact that she probably hadn’t read, and when I saw her next, I told her I didn’t get a quiz from her. “I couldn’t see the board,” she said simply. Continue reading

504’s and IEP’s — What Are Those?

Have you seen the latest internet trend, ‘What Are Those?’ Well, I can almost guarantee your students have. It started with a silly vine of someone making a comment on someone else’s shoes. Now it’s viral on the internet!

A silly internet trend, yes. But I have to say, when I first got an email about my students in 504 Plans, that exact question, in that exact inflection, ran through my head: 504 Plans? What are thoseeeee? Continue reading