Some of my favourite moments from this fall have been the simplest things – students’ smiles and high fives, beautiful voices singing together, or running around outside in the beautiful weather.
It’s really hard to single out a particular moment. But there is one conversation I had with a student this fall that means a lot to me. I wrote the following on the day it happened:
I had a student admit to me today that she spent all of grade three dreading having to take French in grade four. She elaborated to explain that she had the impression that it would be too hard and that she wouldn’t like it. Her face then lit up and she said, “But you know what, Ms. Armstrong, now I love French. It’s easy and I have fun.”
Some may hear the words “fun” & “easy” and automatically think that means the opposite of learning. Fun & easy are not the opposite of learning. I can tell you one thing for sure, this student has learned a LOT already this year. And their motivation and love for the subject? That means I’ve “got” them & they’re going to learn a whole lot more.
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