posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 04:01 PM
Originally posted by Hefficide
Be the change you want to see. ~Heff
Actually, in the realm of education, about ...oh...10 or 15 years ago, the big thing was "See the change before it happens". Mostly when dealing
with students who weren't doing as well as we knew they could do. If you started treating them like what you KNEW they COULD be, they eventually
It really does work...to an extent.
Off Topic kinda: I had one kid who literally slept most of his way through high school. One day in a geometry class I had the kids do a Mandalla to
practice their constructions of concentric circles. Well, he saw it and decided he could do that, so he woke up and did it. I swear that kid made at
least 50 of the darn things and he was excited about every single one. I bragged on each of them and looked at the details and we talked about
tangents and the diameter and the radius and congruent angles formed in his design and he ate it up.
I'm very, very VERY proud to say that kid, who everyone thought would drop out, went to college, graduated and is now the manager at a major
insurance company where he uses his math skills every single day.
He's on my facebook and made a HUGE post to me telling me what a difference I made to him and how I was the first to give him any attention and how
it changed his life. I'm really glad it was on facebook and not in person because I cried like a big ole baby! Heck, I'm tearing up right now!
I've had a lot of kids come back and thank me and it's made more difference than anything in the world.
Teachers: we're not in it for the income, we're in it for the outcome
Sorry to go off topic, I just got carried away and had to do it