INTEREST IN MATH & DIFFERENTIATION
This past year was difficult because interest in school and learning was low. There seemed to be a higher level of fixed mind set than in recent years and a higher than typical amount of students with some definite processing issues. The range of abilities ran from a student who could not understand place value even when working with manipulatives all the way up to students ready to work on 8th-9th grade concepts. I enjoy finding activities to assist all levels of students. My great frustration is when so many students do not want to engage in anything that requires any investment in their time or thinking.