The Scene: The 8th graders are working hard on their History of Slavery projects that I detailed here. It is going much better than I ever predicted. They are busy working, there are ALL KINDS of awesome ideas, they are talking about it outside of my class and on days they don't even come to me, and best of all...I get to walk around and enjoy.
Proof that this is going the way I wanted...
8th grade boy (Let's call him Billy) walks in the door from recording something in the hall way: "Hey! Where is Mrs. Weber?"
The class laughs at him as I turn around sitting with another group of kids working RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM.
Someone yells out: "HA! She's right in front of you! Geeze!"
Billy says: "Oh wow...you blend right in with the other students!"
And that, my friends, is what I was going for.
Not to look as young as a teenager again (you couldn't pay me to relive my 8th grade style.)
But to be mixed in with the kids; watching, facilitating, and providing assistance when needed.
Not up in front of the class instructing.
I still can't wait for presentation day!