Reflection: Accountability Vocabulary Twenty Review - Section 3: Progress Updates


Grades are never fun.  This year has been especially challenging for me, in that my school has decided to step away from online posting of grades, in part to return some of the onus back to students.  

In theory, I am very supportive of this philosophy.  In actuality, it has been a learning curve, as I have discovered the myriad of ways some of my students keep their parents in the dark. As a result, my students and I have had many discussions on the importance of honesty and integrity, on personal responsibility, on resolve . . . at times, I have felt more like a life coach than an English teacher!

But you know what?  It earned me a "shout out" in the speech one of my students was selected to give at graduation.  As she was listing the merits of the various teachers she had learned from all year, this is what I got:  "Ms. Beebe always taught us about the importance of being honest.  I don't know, maybe she was caught in a lie when she was in middle school . . . ".


  Accountability: Grades. Ugh.
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Vocabulary Twenty Review

Unit 13: To Kill A Mockingbird Part III
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT participate in a guided review of the week's vocabulary words, pulled from the first two sections of Travels With Charley.

Big Idea: Peripatetic? Lithe? Steinbeck continues to challenge students' vocabularies.

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