As a teacher, I wish I could walk in the classroom and impart knowledge and students get it right away! I wish I could see their reading Lexile scores go above and beyond grade level with nominal effort on my part. I wish that when I asked questions, there would be a sea of hands waving in the air – anxiously desiring to answer my questions.
I simply wish that a higher percentage of my students possessed the DESIRE to learn.
The reality is so much deeper. What do they have to look forward to? What inspires them to desire education? Who are their role models? Why would reading literacy out trump their basic need for nurturing and safety?
As a teacher, I must move away from wishing and deal with reality. It’s tough…