The first was due last week. I wasn’t sure what to expect. While my students’ ability to write about their lives in their journals has been steady, I was worried asking them to reflect on their work in such a focused manner might give them problems.
Turned out my worries were misplaced. Julia writes:
She goes on to make certain her audience doesn’t confuse her progress with ease. Still, it was her last three sentences that got me:
She’s excited about learning. While not every student is putting his or her excitement in quite the same form, something different is going on. Over the last few classes, I’ve answered questions about finding better sources, better change agents, writing letters, correctly formatting direct quotes…I mean a 10th grade student to asked how to set up a direct quote.
Sometimes, things go ok.