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Old 10-29-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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I know that's what they are thinking, it's exactly what they think. You are sweet to say that.
The difference is I've been trying to communicate what my job is and what it isn't for years.
I tell them I'm like the mechanic. You can drive a car, and even be a great driver, anticipate bumpy roads, fast reflexes, you know where the speed traps are.
I come if the car breaks down. If the kids didn't get the first time, reinforcing the classroom teacher lesson won't work. Neither will saying it louder, slower, or repeating it

My job is to figure out why the "car" broke down, and know alternative procedures to patch up those holes. Sometimes we can reinforce concepts, most of the time it's backfill.

I've literally said this for the past 5 years.. that's why I still get frustrated
Thanks for listening.


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