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  • Julie Gonzales

    July 5, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    As a math specialist/coach, I really love this parallel of a hero’s journey compared to that of productive struggle. I like the idea of letting kids struggle productively because everyone is in the same boat. All students are on the same struggle bus. So getting students to see the progress a hero makes (in a story) after the struggle they have been through is really the same as what students will go through (at times) during their educational career. I wonder if, at the elementary level, there is a story a teacher could read in the first week of school that could set this scenario up and be referred back to periodically, in order to remind students that is okay to struggle. I will have to ask our reading specialist if there are!!