Unfornunately for me and my wonderful Educational Assistant we do not have the same luxury of moving them to one room all day long. The principals talk a good story during the rest of the school year; Value Added, N.C.L.B., Gateway test scores, and the educational well being of all students. In the end let's send them to the portable classroom at the greatest distance from our offices. Additionally, let us smile at the teacher while we "include" them in the discussion of students well being. Then, when all is said and done;
Due to the lateness of this post I will pass on the glorious stories, for now, that each new student uses to describe themselves on their path to world domination; The Female Black Leprechaun, Fat-Boy Gansta, The Model, I'm Eighteen and Free (Almost), School I Don't Need No School- I'm Short.
Perhaps, I'm "fried" by this time, but standardized testing is only two weeks away. Of course, none of us teach-to-the-test! A complete education for each student is number one priority. All students must go to college. Warning Will Robinson- Danger, Danger!