This post is inspired by the stories at the collaborative blog, One Good Thing.
- I have a student in one of my classes who is dealing with
many personal issues both at school and at home. As such,
their attendance is very sporadic which results in them falling
behind and feeling left out and frustrated when they are present.
This week they were present for two of our three math classes.
In the first class they were uncooperative and didn't attempt
anything during the hour. In the second class, they not only
allowed me to sit with them, but they even smiled while we
worked together on an assignment. It may seem like a small
accomplishment but it us it was huge :)
- I held a 10-station science lab for my Grade 9 class on
Physical & Chemical Changes for out unit on Chemistry.
One station involved mixing corn starch (which I had labeled
as mystery powder) and water together and students were
asked to play around with the substance and identify what
type of change they were witnessing. While many students
had seen this trick before in other classes or at home, I had
some students in which this was completely new for them.
Seeing the uninhibited wonder on their faces as they tried to
figure out what they just created was priceless!
What good things happened in your week?