Went to a conference on what they are calling SLIFE students (students with limited or interrupted formal education) which is the students I work with. Definition under Minnesota Department of Ed has these students as entering the country for the first time after 6th grade and being 2 grades behind their peers in academic skills.
Most of my students are many more than two years behind.
Glad I went to the conference. The most interesting thing to come out of it was a talk by Tea Rozman Clark on her project: Greencard Voices.
The have done interviews of students in many different places and have put together books of student interviews from Minneapolis and Fargo and soon to release a book from Saint Paul.
Interestingly enough they have also done a series of interview in Willmar, which is where my dad grew up. They were asked by a group in Willmar to come out and do the project to help integrate new immigrants into the community.
I was pretty wiped out after the conference so I am cheating and posting this a day late.
Daughter is feeling much better post antibiotics so it seems likely that she had bacterial pneumonia.
Grateful Crap: that I was not a SLIFE student
meds 200 mg lamotrigine, ibuprofin, zyrtec, albuterol and fluticasone
lots of water
Quaker, teacher, parent,