We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”–Maya Angelou
So… here’s the plan. Written in kid-friendly language after lots of tears, lots of conversation and signed by all of us… Complete with lots of visuals of Pirates and boxing. PIRATES, btw, is a test-taking strategy from the University of Kansas- lots of wonderful research for its effectiveness.
Since we all agree that:
- Ray is very smart
- Ray is very strong
- Ray is not going to be let anxiety win
- Ray can improve his test scores
We will all do the following
- Provide good, healthy food
- Teach test-taking strategies of PIRATES
- Teach meditation
- Pay $.50 for every language arts and $.25 for every math online practice test that Ray gets above an 85%
Mrs. Lane will:
- Teach language arts well
- Let Ray know what he is doing well
- Remind him to use his strategies
- Not let this beat him- find his own strength
- Eat good food and any medicine the doctor recommends
- Use the PIRATES strategy
- Use the meditation strategies
- Earn money!
We might go broke, but it’s the best way I can think to do it!