Question of the Week November 3:
Think about your teaching this past week and then answer the following question: "What was the event that most took me by surprise - an event where I saw or did something that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"
The other day I overheard some of my student's talking. I did not intend to eaves drop, but they happened to be sitting in front of my desk. One of the girls that were in the conversation is new to the school, so I did not teach her last year. This young lady happens to have a tatoo and the group was discussing the fact. One of the other girls commented about the fact that we had a very long discussion about tatoos in my class last year while we were learning about the integumentary system. After learning about the layers of the skin, we started debating whether tatoos are considered art or mutilation. It was a lively and interesting debate. What made me smile was the fact that some of the facts brought up in the debate really made an impression on my student and that she remembered everything that we learned about the layers of the skin. I love it when that happens. When they show you that what you are doing really does sink in.