We were off to a great start on the book by reviewing the first chapter, “How to fail (and how not to)”. Since the chapter is rather lengthy, we viewed some YouTube selections to give us an quick overview. Our goal is to read the chapter thoroughly by January, along with chapter two.
Here are the videos we viewed and discussed:
As an aside, I ran into a retired teaching friend who is working with some students in an alternative ed environment in the area. Her job is to get them to pass an English class. As she began to share all the unbelievable drama she was encountering as she worked with this young adults, I was imediately taken to the first chapter of our book! Needless to say, I reached in my bag and gave her the book to read. I felt it may give her some background knowledge to benefit her work.