So -- Day Two --
Today, I think that I am most grateful for a very well-behaved Physical Science class. I have a group of kids in there that range from roughly age 10 to age 16, and they are just a terrific group. It isn't like I have "teaching" experience as far as classroom management, and I have not spent anywhere near enough time learning the technology of my classroom.
But these kids, for the most part, are in there fixing things when I type in a bad color on the whiteboard, or erasing stuff that needs to go away, or pulling up links or pictures... A lot of this is stuff I could do. If I wasn't focusing on getting the information across. You know, like walking and chewing gum -- I can't talk about the hydrologic cycle and change the color of the text I just typed at the same time.
I can't say I thank God for these well-behaved students every day... but I certainly say a prayer of thanksgiving for them every Tuesday.