Even now, at the end of the school year, my READ180 students tell me that their friends think they are in the "dumb" class. I spend a lot of time trying to convince my kids that they are wonderful and that they aren't "dumb" at all. I tell them that I only accept smart kids in my classes and remind them of all the fun we have that their friends aren't having in their classes. But I get discouraged when they continue to feel "different" from students who are not in READ180. Does anyone else have this problem and, if so, what do you do to overcome the problem?