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“I finally finished a book.”

favicon There’s plenty of (circumspect) joy in this 30-second clip. It’s from May, and it’s a brief interview of a ninth grade boy from San Francisco. Please watch.

What do you notice? I think the student is expressing even more with his body language and facial expressions than he is with his words.

This little video gets me thinking of so many things. Most immediately: The joy of independent reading vs. the drudgery of teacher-assigned reading. The gap between where our students are and where they need to be. And, the absurdity of the Common Core as it currently stands.

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