72 days left.
5 hours of sleep last night.
Co-taught 2nd period 9th graders a risky lesson on stereotypes by way of introduction to Sherman Alexie’s YA novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Of nine students in the class, only two had not read it in middle school. It’s required reading in both middle school and high school due to communication problems in the school district. This is not the only book that is on both reading lists.
It’s such a small class, with half the students out for a remedial reading program. I gave them gum today.
I stepped into some deep % during the stereotype discussion. Teaching is hard.
A better day than yesterday, with methods and assessment classes this afternoon. I love being at the university campus.