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boys motivation
Sun Nov 23, 2014 18:20

The boys and their reactions reminds me of the class we took with Dr. Meyers last year. Boys so often have this stereo typical view of themselves as (non)readers. It sounds like your students own self concept had been formed and reinforced by his family. He's probably not even aware that he enjoys some reading now!! Are their ways that you can get the boys to motivate each other? Maybe boys literature circles or using graphic novels etc?

Time is such an issue. But it does get easier once they learn routines. Its so hard to manage and balance time as a teacher!

  • Student Awareness - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 13:09
    I think the thing that makes it so hard to differentiate is that they aren't used to it anymore. They are so used to whole class instruction that it is hard for them to work on something while... more
    • boys motivation - catheyt, Sun Nov 23 18:20
      • Graphic Novels - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 19:12
        I do read a graphic novel, actually I talked my school into buying American Born Chinese because it fit our social studies curriculum. :) My "non-reader" boys read in a day and half. I also an not as ... more
    • non-readers - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 18:18
      Some of my students say the same thing about not reading. I have read some research that talks about the decline in reading as the students enter middle school and that continues into high school.... more
      • Changing it up - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 19:13
        Hey Stacy, Do you mean how to I plan to keep the differentiation fresh?
        • change up - Stacy, Sun Nov 23 19:32
          Yes - how will you keep differentiation fresh?
          • Re change up - Rachel Yakey, Mon Nov 24 07:23
            That is a great question. I'm not sure if changing interventions will be necessary in every area. It seems a lot of years of research has gone into the repeated readings, taped readings, etc. So I'm... more
            • response to Rachel - Stacy, Tue Nov 25 08:18
              I agree that the basic need to stay the same. I am always thinking about ways to change certain parts up so that the students stay engaged. I like the videos, and think that you are doing a great job.
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