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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Teaching problem solving to at-risk students

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From: Brian Foley

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 1999052110:52:28
Subject: at-risk and resistent students

I have recently started my first teaching job at a Job Corps center for inner-city (NYC) students, 16-21 yrs old. I have given succesfull numeracy seminars all over Europe, but this group is taxin my ability. They are as intelligent as any other group, but their resistence to trying new things is ungodly. We don't really have rapport problems until I ask them to try to learn something. The problems are too deep to go into here, so I will ask a concise question:

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