She decided to take the ACT this week just for practice. Since she has not had geometry yet, she made a plan to work independently through the first two units. I found her using an online site and YouTube to learn the material. She did pretty well on the post-test and proclaimed geometry was pretty fun.
I often hear adults complain teens are not motivated. What I believe is they are simply motivated by things and experiences . They are learners, readers, writers, and thinkers. But unlike my generation who needed teachers to open doors for us, these children can find their own doors. They need direction in analyzing and evaluating what is valuable, making authentic connections, and creating new ideas from the learning. What an exciting time to be an educator! The world is full of open doors!