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Back in January, I posted about 13yo DD's grades. I received the usual awesome support and sparked a lively debate about the relevance of grades.<br><br>
DD goes to a small private middle/high school that is expeditionary based. The work is academically rigorous in addition to being meaningful and the community is for the most part exceptional. The assessment process is very wholistic, looking not only at school work but how one is in the community. There have been some challenging kids who joined the school and their mistreatment of other students has thrown the "utopian" school culture off a bit but the adults and kids are handling it really well.<br><br>
Anyway,I'm so happy to share that DD stopped hanging out with those kids, repaired the hurt relationships with the rest of her community and has received a stellar mid-term assessment. The best part of the assessments were the narratives, talking about how much she has applied herself in math, a course she hates and how she is stepping up as a leader in the community.<br>
She really did this from a inner place.<br>
A few circumstances changed which are helping her to succeed.. She is with an educator who loves and understands her. It is almost like this 56 year old man is a teaching soulmate of sorts. He appreciates her intellect and knows exactly how to draw out the best in her. He is truly a gift in our lives.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> He is teaching an expedition called Farm to Table. The kids are learning everything about food production from soil testing to international food distribution. Most mornings are spent at local farms or food industry sites, gathering data.<br>
DD is currently preparing a proposal to raise chickens at the school and assessing which crops they should grow in the garden the students are planting at the school. She is writing and writing and writing and reading good stuff just as much. She goes to Power Hour twice a week to get help with Math.<br>
DD is running 3x a week with 6 other girls and one of the female teachers. She's doing kung fu twice a week and the middle school goes skiing on Wednesday mornings. She said to me how much clearer she thinks with all this exercise.<br>
She's really just so happy right now. Just so in her power.<br>
Thanks for the advice, commiseration and encouragement. The members of this forum alway help me keep things in perspective.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">She is with an educator who loves and understands her. It is almost like this 56 year old man is a teaching soulmate of sorts. He appreciates her intellect and knows exactly how to draw out the best in her. He is truly a gift in our lives.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> .</div>
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I'm so glad teachers like this are out there!<br><br>
that's great that your girl is thriving now
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm so glad teachers like this are out there!<br><br>
that's great that your girl is thriving now</div>
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Yes. The head of her school has a gift for finding incredible educators.
 
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