I have an article in my head that I want to write with a dear friend of mine who happens to also be an awesome teacher.
In my mind it opens like this. . .
"They were and unruly bunch, and with good reason. They'd been bounced around from teacher to teacher all semester before they finally found themselves in the steady care of Mrs. K. It's not surprising that it took some convincing for them to believe that she was there to stay and meant to teach them whether they liked it or not."
In my mind this is about engaging reluctant writers, but I want to tread carefully. This is not a teacher hero narrative like Freedom Writers or Dangerous Minds. This is about listening for the critique the resistant, reluctant student has on the system of education and capitalizing on that for learning. That's the challenge of this piece.
I should really do something with these wonderings about help here and here as well. Maybe all of it will work together somehow some way? Hmmm brow crinkles.