Tucking in the Octopus
I have two things I would like to share from today…
Number one. One of my students said something to this effect to Ms. Pearlman, “Do you know Ms. Northcote? She is a really good teacher. I didn’t think I would ever be able to do math but she made me understand it”. I was THRILLED. She told me it was completely unsolicited and very sweet. I was so flattered. I just hope I can help him to continue to understand and I’m so happy he is gaining confidence in his abilities.
Number two. I am reading a book that my friend’s mom wrote. It has a quote that I feel perfectly captures the way I have been feeling as a teacher lately. She wrote, “This must be what it felt like to tuck an octopus into bed. An arm or two kept popping out.” Maybe in time I will figure out how to get those arms all tucked in!
Goodnight and Happy Monday!