It’s All Positive, the Way I See It
Academy Summer Progress Report
Student: Bob O.
Comments: Bob is a very enthusiastic young man, filled with life and energy. He has shown consistent progress this year. You should be very proud as parents. Bob is well liked by his peers and has a wonderful sense of humor. He is upbeat and always smiling.
Academically, this semester has been one of growth for Bob O. A review of testing data proves this. On our semester’s first assessment, Bob received a score of 2/30. However, on the second assessment, he doubled his score with 4/30! On the third and final assessment, Bob continued to show improvement with a score of 5/30. This empirical data indicates that Bob is making tremendous progress and will continue to improve with further studies.
Behaviorally, Bob is still adjusting to the classroom. He typically talks through the entire lesson, but this is okay because it points to him being socially popular and accepted by his peers. Bob has a difficult time listening and paying attention, which is probably because of his age (17). Clearly his attention span will get better as he matures. Finally, I feel a note should be made regarding the blinding incident: I apologize for initially over-reacting and would like to say that it was obviously just an accident. In retrospect, it has become clear to me that Bob was simply waving his pencil in joy and did not intend in any way to stab his classmate in the eyeball. Instead of being stern with him, I should have acknowledged his wonderful enthusiasm for learning.
In terms of skills, Bob has many. He struggles with reading, but knows that words exist and that they are sometimes combined into sentences. Writing is also an area where Bob can further develop his skills with more practice. Currently, he cannot write words and is inconsistent in making letters. He does, though, own a pencil (as we know from the incident mentioned earlier). Often times, the importance of having the proper tools is overlooked when one gauges writing development. It has been said by some – yes, including myself – that Bob’s effort appears to be lacking; going forward, I propose that instead of forcing him into curriculum based lessons that he seems to have little interest in, we can better teach him through the use of video games and television programs. As a teacher, I need to incorporate an individualized approach to Bob’s education. I apologize, and will be sure to spend the bulk of my evenings making educational games for him.
Overall, Bob is a tremendous student and has been a joy to have in class. To be honest, I am considering leaving the school soon due to unbearable ulcer pain. That said, I am sure the next teacher will love Bob O. just as much as I have! : )
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