It’s been a nutty week. Yesterday we had film crews in our classes doing some taping of various classroom teaching and learning moments. I’m deeply honored and very excited to a part of this project. It’s an interesting experience to be in an educational video. For example, I know from my prior experience that things you say will haunt you for the rest of your life.
The first time I did one of these projects all I could think about was how I said “interesting” about four times. Couldn’t I think of anything more profound to say? Now, I could explain it by saying that it’s a word I’ve intentionally chosen to bolster student feelings about the validity of their work. The truth is, I probably say it a lot. Interesting is my “um.” Hey, I am interested. If my kids are doing interesting work then we are all interested. So…interesting. I’m pretty sure I said it at least twice yesterday.
I guess there are worse things in the world than being known as a teacher who was interested in what her students were doing!