When Plans Suddenly Change...
Anytime plans change, I get frantic. Or disappointed. Or sometimes elated... But mostly, disoriented. I like plans and knowing exactly what to expect. Being the consummate planner, however, every year, I feel like those plans get thrown out of the door when I meet my classes. I have to be flexible to meet their unique needs and summer school is no exception. When I walked in this morning, I had everything planned, but once I got to know my class, that expanded by the minute, I needed to adjust those plans in scale and scope.
I decided to try StudySync's SyncStart, a 2-week mini-course that focuses on supporting quality skills necessary for success in an English classroom. I'll be tracking the use of SyncStart, Newsela's Text Sets, alongside a few other resources for a balanced, high-tech/low-tech credit recovery for high school freshmen.