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Community Learning: A New Approach to “Extra-Help”

Thomas Whaley, Kindergarten Teacher

“Tommy, can you come up to my desk, please? I need you to give this to your Mom and Dad when you get home. Have them sign it. You need to come for extra help.”

As a young child, I dreaded those awkward moments. The slow, painful trek up to my teacher’s desk, which seemed miles away from mine…




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