Give it time and have and patience…
Today, during what became an impromptu study of adjectives, I had each of the 6 students come up with 3 positive adjectives describing someone they knew, without any repeating. The next to the last student at the table described her best friend with these three adjectives:
1. She’s beautiful
2. She’s stylish
3. She’s slender
The last student, a 20 something young man with a continual smile on his face and twinkle in his eye, had only one response when I asked him for his 3 adjectives, and it was:
“I want that girl’s phone number.”
And we’ve connected… the teacher and the students.
This is real learning. We’re getting to know each other well enough that humor is beginning to filter into the lessons….
Today was a much better day.
|Nothing to do with teaching today, just a photo I took that I liked…|