As a teacher, I can safely say that I have had my fair share of successes and failures. My most glaring failure came early in my teaching career. The school at which I taught expected Basil readers to be taught, I obliged, but failed miserably. I was miserable, the students didn't learn, and no one had any fun. I gave it all I had, but I learned through this failure that scripted materials do not work for me, it is just not my style. I ended up finding ways to use the text differently and in a way that was more logical for me as well as my students. The results led to a happier teacher and more successful students.
I'm Edie - wife, mom, teacher, instructional designer, home renovator,
and lover of nature, travel, technology, and vintage campers!