Since I shared the tin cup and a bit of the story that explains why I like it, I thought I’d share a few photos from my summer. I scanned these years ago for a small report I did for a teacher-friend.
There I am with my tin cup talking with my assistant teacher. She was on the faculty of the school and had some responsibilities to be sure I had what I needed and such. She wasn’t in my classroom all that much — but always accessible if I needed her.
There is a shot of some of my students in the classroom. It was a stretch for them to sit in a semi-circle. They were used to straight rows in their own classrooms (both as teachers and students). I’m sure we stretched them in a number of ways that summer. (I was on a team of 10 teachers in that city at that school).
The shot of a young man at his desk is (English name) David. He was very ambitious and liked being stretched. I found the majority of my students wanted to learn and grow and were willing to try new things. And honestly, we stretched each other. I’m sure I learned more from them that summer than they did from me.
Good memories of a good summer. It wasn’t an easy summer, exactly. But really good.