School has not been set up for students to struggle. There has always been one right answer, and teachers have always been there to show the right answer. There’s no right answer to this. I don’t know the answer. I remind my students to be okay with possibilities. Be okay with the struggle. It is okay to struggle. In fact, it’s good. You have to be okay with being uncomfortable.
You know what’s so awesome about this class? It doesn’t matter what level you’re on. I have one student who’s in all Special Ed classes and has a brain tumor, and he is flourishing in here. It’s where he sees his success. I don’t change or modify anything for him. When you give them autonomy – when they have a say of what’s going on, or are bought in… they rise. - Krista Gypton, NEXT Teacher, Walden Grove