One in particular strikes me. Students get one, perhaps two, chances to feel academically successful in lower elementary school.
I say that because studies show that show most academic time is devoted to Language Arts: in first grade, about 67% and in third grade, 55 %.
So what happens to the student who is having a hard time learning to read? He spends most of the day working on something that is unpleasant, unrewarding, and at which he feels a failure.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
What Kids think about school
Interesting Washington Post one-off (by psychologist Daniel Willingham) about why some students don't like school. I thought this passage was interesting and it makes me wonder if this feels true to FSP students or not?
Posted by Kimberly Simmons at 2:59 PM