Discover Your Dream

“You don’t understand!” Anthony shouted.  “You’ve always known what you wanted to do.” I almost laughed.  Right after I almost choked.  At the end of a motivational talk about pursuing dreams with inner-city teenagers, a high school senior informed me that he felt neither inspired nor motivated. “How am I supposed to know what I […]

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Voices in the City School

I posted short journaling activities for my seventh grade students on the board every morning.  Students responded to each statement or question in their writing notebooks when they entered the classroom.  I designed the journaling activities to serve as springboards for discussion during instruction.  Oftentimes, the writing activities invited us into deeper learning within the […]

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