- Mary Saville
- Charlottesville, VA
- United States
Educator - STEM, ACTS Homeschool Teaching Support
I'm tired of....
Sometimes when I begin a class, I notice a buzzing of grumpiness in the air. When that happens, I occasionally yell, "10 seconds for everyone to say as loudly as they want what is bothering them. No penalties!" The first time, they are surprised. After that, they use this "free swing" time to vent, there's chaos for 10 seconds, then they gather themselves for learning. I join in as well.
So, here's your free swing time. What are you tired of?
I'm tired of being nice. I'd much rather be purposeful, compassionate, challenging or direct, rather than being a confection.