By learning you will teach;
by teaching you will understand.
“What should we do when we’re done?”
It’s a dreaded question. Yet today, it’s one that lead to perhaps the best moment I can recall.
As we’re nearing the end of our I-Search project, putting finishing touches on papers and publishing our Glogs there were bound to be moments of “done-ness.”
“How about you open a new tab and search for the way to embed your Glog into a blog post?” I asked the two young ladies.
They eagerly set out to start their task. Within minutes, they’d figured it out.
“We got it,” they said. “Except that it ends up being really big!”
“Let’s play with these numbers here – the scale, the width, and the height,” I offered and opened their calculator accessory to show them how to keep the right ratio to their glog.
One more quick trip around the room, and they were done. Completed glogs, beautifully embedded, perfectly sized, with very little direction on my part.
“Great job girls! Can you help the class now?”
As one took over the computer station and the other shared the key idea and measures she figured to get just the right size, they taught the rest of their peers. Lesson complete, they moved through the room helping others.
These days are the ones I return to again and again when it seems like things just won’t click. Because these days, are proof that they will.
This post was written as part of a monthly challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers, to encourage writing and community. The goal is to write a Slice of Life entry each day throughout the month of March.