Monday, April 16, 2012

ES Teachers NEED to Do MORE to Push the Thinking of the Darryl's in our Classrooms!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-went-to-one-of-dcs-best-high-schools-i-was-still-unprepared-for-college/2012/04/13/gIQAqQQAFT_story.html?tid=sm_btn_fb

Click on this Washington Post link. It will take you to an article from Sunday's Outlook page written by a Georgetown University freshman who honestly says that he is in college but not prepared to do the expected critical thinking that college is demanding. He wishes his elementary school teachers would have pushed him to think more. He wished they would have expected more of him.

I emailed Darryl yesterday and thanked him for his honest story and told him that as an elementary school teacher, I will think of him and daily push myself to push my students to think deeper and higher. I hope you will do the same. The "Darryl's" at our school deserve this!

1 comment:

  1. good article - thanks for the link

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