"Public Speaking, Language Arts, Writing"
I taught reading to 7th and 8th graders at Pecos Middle School in Pecos, NM. I took special training in reading during that time, and I was able to get the middle school off probation with the state in language arts. My success there was partly due to a very unusual approach to reading. I developed reading stations all around the edges of my classroom with cushions and goose neck lamps. Students came into class and read for the entire period. They read books at the level of their competency, which always improved over time. I would interview students one by one and either ask them to tell me a ... More