House of Cards

As you know, I teach high school students. I love working with them, and I really enjoy the student autonomy at this level. However, it seems that I am sometimes in error for giving them too much of it. I assume too many things. For example, I assume that they know how to do all the skills from earlier grades: multiplication tables, solving a basic equation (Linear Equations Worksheets), graphing the equation of a line (Equations of a Line Worksheets), naming shapes. But, it isn’t just math skills that I do that with. It is also things like perseverance, logical problem solving, and organization. Even the concept of double checking one’s work cannot be taken for granted. I am making a concerted effort to try to bridge the gaps in this school year. Otherwise, their learning may be a house of cards that comes crashing down on all of us!

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