Monday, December 01, 2008
I See The Light, Do You?
A few posts ago, people criticized me for refusing to read IEPs. Some said that I cannot do a good job of helping my students without reading them.
Instead of reading those worthless pieces of paper, I sat with two of my resource room kids today while they took an exam. In less than two minutes I was able to recognize the biggest problem both were having--reading the problem and pulling out the key words. It took me about 30 seconds to point them in the right direction, hand them a highlighter to help identify the important words and then answer the question that was being asked.
Would the IEP have told me to do this? Maybe yes and maybe no. By working with the student, I saw the problem and came up with an immediate solution. Is this a better approach than burying myself in paperwork? My guess is YES!