Wednesday, March 25, 2015

sol15 #25: can we talk?

After finishing up my 5th grade book club, 'A' stops me on my way out of the room and asks me if we can talk. Why of course we can! Thinking maybe she was going to mention someone who was picking on her, or that she didn't understand something, she begins to tell me that she feels herself struggling in reading, and doesn't know how to fix it.

Wow, I'm totally taken aback because I was expecting her to tell me something else. We chat for a few moments about strategies she can try at home and at school. I mention I'll check back in with her tomorrow, she smiles, and we go our separate ways.

This moment meant so much to me because not only did she feel comfortable enough to come to me, she is also motivated to improve and sought out help on her own.


8 comments:

  1. I totally agree - good for her! Advocating for herself already...that's so important! And kudos to you for establishing the kind of relationship where she feels comfortable talking with you.

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  2. Great moment indeed! When students realize that they need help, more than half the problem has already been solved! Plus, she obviously trusts you and feels comfortable of talking with you!

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  3. Good for her! She sounds like a very motivated young lady. Also, it's great that you've made her feel safe in doing so.

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  4. What a wise little girl...recognizing her struggle and knowing she needs help and knowing where to go to get it...but most important...asking for the help. I am sure your other students feel they can do the same in your class...how wonderful. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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  5. Good for her! She sounds like a very motivated young lady. Also, it's great that you've made her feel safe in doing so.

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  6. Yay! This is a much better conversation that any about bullying! How amazing!

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  7. What a great example of meta-cognition! That's so hard at her age!

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  8. I love this! So glad she has you! :-)

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