Leadership magazine Nov/Dec 2015 V45 No 2 - Page 36

Throughout the process, there is a sense of learning to be a better teacher and seeing that all students can learn, given the appropriate resources, time and necessary feedback. writing, where even composing a legible sentence is a challenging task. Some of these students were born in the U.S., and have been in school continuously since kindergarten. Now, as sophomores in high school, with def icits in literary skills and years of failing courses, they lack the motivation to even try. Nevertheless, some of these students aspire to go on to college. T he pred icament of these Engl ish learners is what moved teachers to entreat administrators and the AVID coordinator to pilot a class that would build the literacy skills these students require, and in the process, help them develop positive attitudes toward themselves and their educatio