Archive for November 2011
I’ve been working with a student, J, every 5th period during his lunch for the past 3 days. He’s a student from my CT’s 7th period, which has been described as the period of horror. J is quiet, gentle, and driven. I can see how he could get overlooked in a class like 7th. I’ve been working with him to finish his “toothpickase” lab, which involves a rather in depth discussion that makes a jump from how you break toothpicks after putting your hands in ice water and how enzymes work when they are not at optimal temperatures.
After the second day, J went up to my CT as he was walking out the door and said, “That teacher is really nice and helpful.” Day = made.
After today, before he left, J looked me in the eye and said, “Thank you for all your help.” No, J. Thank you for giving me your very best.
My CT and I have a plan for Wednesday. Today, during 7th, my CT will tell J to come back during 5th on Wednesday. During 5th, I will be making a phone call home to J’s parents to tell them how amazing J is, and how dedicated he has been to completing his work with quality. Both he and his parents should know how awesome he is.