This week I am doing consulting work with the Adult Education program I work for. I am doing some observation of classes, but I also wanted to work in small groups with students to see how I could best offer my advice.
All I can say is that I am so humbled and blessed. I have never really struggled with learning. School work has always come easy to me. Watching and helping these people who are struggling with basic reading, math, and writing concepts has truly put things into perspective for me.
It also makes me think more about teaching my students. Every minute I teach them matters. I don't want my students to struggle through life as many of these people have done.