. Regurgitated Alpha Bits: August 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

One Word


That's the one word a student in our class thought best described him. 


He chose that word because it's what he's been told. 


He chose that word because it's how he feels. 


Adults in his life made him believe it's true. 


Kids encouraged him to embrace it. 


I'm so glad we asked. 

And ashamed that I might possibly have reinforced his opinion of himself if we hadn't. 

It's a good reminder to me that I must always try to do better for these kids, no matter what I know or don't know about them. 


Let's change that. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


How to instantly become my favorite student: 

Be funny. 

How to instantly stop being my favorite student:

Let a long dingle dangle of snot hang out of your nose and rock back and forth so it swings like a pendulum while I'm watching you from across the room. 

This has been a public service announcement for all fourth graders. You may resume your regularly scheduled programming now.