Re: [EASCI] which students to pick?
- Very often we overlook the average or even high-achieving child when
looking for students we can help. However, if you believe that children
can achieve to the level of our expectations (as I do), then all students
need our attention at some point. The student who is bright but having
trouble on a certain topic is a good student to pick; it shows that you
recognize individual students' strengths and weaknesses.
In my own portfolio I profiled one very high-achieving child who had
trouble thinking "outside the box". He liked definite answers, not "maybe
if's" And it was one of my best entries.
Go ahead and choose the good students who are struggling in a particular
area; you will be able to show how you helped them grasp the concepts. You
might balance it with another student who perhaps doesn't do as well,
because the strategies you use to help this student will be different from
the first one.
Jill W. Saia
NBCT EA Science '99