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Mar 22 2011

“Sometimes it just takes your brain a minute, and that’s okay.”

J, “Miss B, it says I got a 90%. I passed!”

Miss B, “That’s great J! I knew you could do it!”

J, “Yeah. I know. But, sometimes I feel so stupid.”

A (another stupid just listening to our conversation) chimes in, “You’re not stupid. Sometimes it just takes your brain a minute, and that’s okay.”

I love watching 2 “tough” males in their early 20s have such a great moment. :) I love that my students feel comfortable enough to share how they feel with their peers and me.

On another good note, I have a tendency to include quotes on pretty much everything. On a paper I gave one of my students today the quote was “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.  The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”—Earl Nightingale. He just stared at it. After a few minutes, I asked what was up. He responded that this quote needs to be his facebook status, that it’s great. :) Half an hour later, he calls me over to his seat. Two people had liked his facebook status, one of which was his ex-wife and mother of his child. My response, “So I didn’t think you were going to immediately update your status. But, I love that you’re sharing what you’re learning with the whole facebook world.” He just added me as a friend on facebook… I’m thinking of creating another profile, so my students can contact me through there too. What do you all think?

2 Responses

  1. -05 STL Alum

    Make a second profile. Then you will never have to worry about potential conflict.

  2. heather

    I agree…love you miss binindy

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