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"I'M GOOD AT LEARNING"

Sebastian, a DREAM Charter School scholar, was a whiz at solving math problems. He was always first to raise his hand with the correct answer and he proudly explained his work to the class with confidence. But when it came to reading, Sebastian resisted. Knowing how much he loved math problems, his teacher, Ms. Salgado, required him to read at home if he wanted to continue sharing his math stories. To motivate him, Ms. Salgado highlighted Sebastian's strengths, including his willingness to share strategies and help other students. Once Sebastian realized that reading would help him master other subjects and understand more complex math stories, he put in the effort and increased his reading skills dramatically. Sebastian was beaming when he said, "I like reading now, because when I read, I learn. I'm good at learning."