Students don't drop out of high school at the age of 16 because they feel socially or academically lost... Students start dropping out of school in the first and second grade, just pretending they are students, when they cant read or write. Students pick up a litany of bad habits (coping mechanisms) from peers as a way to deal with the stress, fear, humiliation, and embarrassment of being a "Loser, Stupid, or Dumb". Students act institutionalized after twelve years of forced school participation (Failure). Always having to be on the defensive is a sure fire way to get burned out to drop out.
many parents that have not taught their child to read before they enter kindergartner have sealed the fate of their child to 12 years of playing ketchup!
I spent most of my time in public school feeling dumb, embarrassed, scared, humiliated, lost, and stupid because of my severe dyslexia and dysgraphia! Sean Taylor
A funny video to remind you and yours of the negative emotions that we may instill in our students!
Dedicated to my class and a brilliant student that is never afraid to ask questions!.