Tuesday, September 20, 2005


You are now reading the words of an alternative ed. teacher. Students are sent to "alternative education" when they've failed in mainstream classes, typically because of organizational (attendance) problems rather than behavior. I'm hoping that's not true for me as well. It's a grand switcharound to try to match teachers' strengths better with different groups of students. I'm trying to view the whole thing as an opportunity. Stay tuned.


Blogger Old Man Rich said...

The thing that always put me off teaching was the children. But your the teacher responsible for the kids who don't turn up?
That sounds fantastic.
presumably, if they do show up they are no longer the kids who don't show up so you just send them to another classroom. I just can't see how you can lose.

1:15 AM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

Oh, God. I each drop out prevention. Good luck. If you need help. let me know. You may want to put me on speed dial. A lot happens that they don't telly out about in school.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I'm bracing myself. Thanks polanco; I'll come asking for help.

7:41 PM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

No problem. I don't know what I would have done that first year if I hadn't taken evey offer for help that came my way.

8:04 PM  

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