Stuff Students Say

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Oct 04 2011

Friday 5 Minute Free Write

“I want the class to be quiet while the teacher is talking. And not throw paper airplanes back and forth. So we can grow a half and a year of reading and math. And its really hard to hear you when other people are talking. And we can’t even get to the fun stuff. And we can’t even get to every subject in a day.”

…I think this student is about as frustrated with our class as I am.

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