Carolyn your posts force me to ask if you are a real teacher. This board
does get people who post as teachers just to raise a stink. Your posts
reflect a real issue of problem solving on your part. Your expertise is
in writing and speech and not in reading. I to am HQT! I have my
reading specialists and am certified preschool-12 for reading. I have a
bachelor of science with endorsements in early childhood, reading and can
teach K-8. I also have 23 years of experience to back up my knowledge.
!! of those years specializing in middle school reading. So I know my
students and I know there books!
You really do need to keep up on literature for your students, monitor
their reading, ask questions through weekly status of the class
conferences with each student in your class. You really need to sit down
with the AR person and figure out what you need to do to get on board.
Make a list of questions and ask for an after school time sit down with
this person to go over this problem. If the school won't help seek out
AR training on your own. It really is beneficial. I would kill to have
AR back in my school but due to budget cuts it was one of theings to go.
On 11/01/09, Carolyn wrote:
> Finally, I suggest you do not make false judgment calls and question my
> teaching status. I am certified as an HQT teacher and have my state
> license as evidence. I am also a teacher consultant for the National
> Writing Project, have my Bachelors degree in Speech Communications,
> have worked as a writing tutor, on line proofreader and editorial
> assistant. Anything else you need to supply the evidence that I am
> qualified to teach this subject?
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