Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"Can't" Revisited...

Last May I wrote about the dangers of using the word can't to describe student actions and possibilites. I decided to repost it here. I actually was talking to the colleague who inspired the original post, when I heard it AGAIN.

"These kids are at the end of their 7th grade year. They just can't do this anymore. They have to initiate doing their homework."
Argh! Not only does this set up this colleague for frustration, but it also sets up students for failure. So once again, I'm going to repost this. See what you think by clicking below:

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