I am not sure what I hope to accomplish with this post but I feel like it needs to be written for reasons that I can’t put my finger on.  I feel like Joe and I are at a crossroads with our collab classes and to be quite honest I am not sure what to do.  These kids are the reason I teach.  They have had terrible education experiences especially in math.  They struggle with the language.  They have special education needs.  They have a variety of 504 plans that present other challenges with their learning.  They are socio-economically disadvantaged.  Those are their obstacles but I don’t believe they have to define who they are.  The question I am currently facing is how do I work within their obstacles and meet their learning needs while also teaching the content that I am supposed to teach.

I feel like we have…

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