Thursday, August 27, 2009

A small change...important

I was on the soccer field watching B practice this week and a new student of mine came running right up to me with a huge smile, "Hi, Mrs. Robek!" This little boy was so excited and I was started talking to him I realized after a few words I needed to bend down and be at his level, able to look right at his eyes while we visited. Then I thought about meeting all of them last week at our Kindergarten Welcome and realized I did a lot of bending down so I could be eye to eye with them. It felt right and comfortable. I want to be their partner in learning and respect every word they are saying. I think it's easier to do eye to eye, right at their level and not from an adult height that is towering over them.

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