Day one of the school year was pretty decent – my job is to build up my students who think they are less than, cannot make it, or don’t see where they will fit into the world.
So I showed them a video of the Mars Curiosity landing.
Everyone heard about this a few weeks ago, but it wasn’t until I read Brene Brown’s post and saw the video clip that I realized how perfectly it fit into my first day of school message. I don’t like to spend that day pouring over rules, syllabi and other boring stuff-I like to teach straight away.
I think at first my students thought I was crazy – perfectly fine with me. And then they got it.
Failure is not an option.
Day 2 awaits.