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Motivating students

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From: Terri Dearing
To: Teacher2Teacher Service
Date: May 04, 1998 at 08:43:02
Subject: Re: Motivating students

Good answer! 

I am a public school washout after a single year of teaching Algebra I, Informal 
Geometry, and Honors Algebra II (my favorite class since I didn't have to motivate 
them). I had many students who were in class because if they did not attend, 
parents didn't get welfare money. Try to motivate them to learn! 

I also had many parents who hadn't learned algebra well, and there were other 
problems: most of the students in Algebra I were straight from 8th grade math and 
weren't ready for algebra. This was the principal's fault. Anyway, I'm now in 
nursing school. I hope that I have a little more success doing that. 

Thanks for your answer! I'll remember that if I ever am back in the classroom. 

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