This week has been an up and down roller coaster. Grading lab reports sucks the life out of me! Prepping for this coming week's semester exams...reviewing with students...emails...I'm so glad it's Saturday!
In the midst of this crazy, I remember things that students have said in the past few weeks that are awesome reminders of this wonderful profession I have chosen to venture.
Students coming in after school for clarification questions and not being scared to do so: "Could you help me look at those slides under the microscope one more time?" Sure.
LOTS of good questions that tell me they are thinking about genetic engineering: "So, if we know how to cut up DNA and manipulate it, can we clone a human?" -It's a little more complicated than that. And this statement leads into a 5 minute conversation about the ethics behind such a task.
or silly, "Could I have a clone that could go to school for me and still act just like me?" And this leads into nature vs nurture discussions and how you would not be smart and your clone would.
Statements during lessons like, "Oh, NOW I get it! That's what we read over the weekend!" YES!!! they actually FINALLY read what I assign them to read! *My favorite moment of the week!*
I'll keep these conversations in my pocket. On bad days I'll pull them out and remind myself that this job really does rock.
And one last thing: my new friends came in the mail today!
Meet Sheldon, Howard, Leonard, and Penny. I'm sure each class period will have different names, but I'll personally call them this :) They are glofish-quite appropriate for the genetic engineering my students have been learning this week!