1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600, press 2
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723), press 2
All other countries: (International Access Code) + 1-703-578-9600, press 2
February 2010 | Volume 67 | Number 5
Meeting Students Where They Are
What conditions inspire teens to practice toward perfection?
In a high school on the west side of Chicago, a 9th grade boy named Joshua is describing the thing he does best in life. I am in Joshua's classroom, and 28 students are sitting in a circle with me. "I'm real good at architecture," Joshua says matter-of-factly.
I am startled, even skeptical. Architecture in 9th grade?
You must be an ASCD member or a subscriber to view this content.Log in to read the full article.
Copyright © 2010 by Kathleen Cushman
Subscribe to ASCD Express, our twice-monthly e-mail newsletter, to have practical, actionable strategies and information delivered to your e-mail inbox twice a month.
ASCD respects intellectual property rights and adheres to the laws governing them. Learn more about our permissions policy and submit your request online.