Friday, September 24, 2010

Today the students got it...

This sounds like a silly comment but today I started a new project with my students. We’re starting a printmaking project and that’s my major so I was really excited to show them the stuff that I have done. This week I have tried to not yell as much to get their attention and just stay quiet till they quiet down. So in the middle of my demonstration for the fifth grade class there were the typical two boys who are always chatting and not listening. So I just stopped and waited, then half the students started yelling at the other two to be quiet because they wanted to see my stuff. I didn’t have to say a word. There was also a student who is usually pretty chatty in my classroom and one of the boys who was chatting tried to talk to him and he just said dude I want to see this talk to me later. I just had such a good moment hearing that. Did they act that good for the rest of the class, not really but they were better then they usually are.

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Great to hear! I love hearing about the little moments- they are often the fuel to get through the next hurdle. :-)