I bullied some of my students into taking academic risks.
One was not sure that she was ready to take college-level classes and was going to just keep taking not-for-credit English classes.
The other one had decided that she could not possibly pass the GED before the end of this year so she was going to wait until next year and start over with her studying for a completely redesigned and totally different GED test.
In a fantastic example of using my powers for good instead of evil, I strong-armed one of them into taking the accuplacer exam and the other one into taking more than just one of the five required GED exams.
Results? (Spoilers, because I didn't actually find this out until Wednesday) The three GED tests that have been graded have passing scores. (Still waiting on the results of the remaining two) and the accuplacer exam scores were fantastic.
The downside of this particular week and this time of year... I am NOT taking good care of me. I have been exersizing less and eating more. And eating very very poorly. Far too much sugar. Ugh. Blech.
Grateful Crap: my amazing students
Daily Crap: Took meds in the morning
(skipped the Y. Which is not so good. Also running out of my meds. Need to reschedule)
Quaker, teacher, parent,