So in keeping with my goal of every other book I read this summer being an education related one, this is the newest. Its about a special ed classroom with five students one of whom does not speak for reasons no one knows. The teacher refuses to give up on her though and I am kind of excited to 1. Read a nonfiction book that doesnt read like a textbook and 2. Find out what is going on with this child
EDIT: Just finished this book. Yeah, in one night in one sitting. That’s how much I liked it. The teacher struggles with this resource room and its so great. This woman apparently has written a few books about her classroom experience and I want to read more from her. She makes mistakes, she doesn’t really get along with her aide yet can’t put it into words since its more of a personality clash, she struggles with the students, there is no magical day when everything clicks, shes a real teacher who wrote a nonfiction book that reads like a fiction books except its real. Also, its amazing and made me think more about becoming a teacher and what makes a good teacher and how sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned but even the smallest rewards are worth it. RECOMMENDED.