|Sunset over Stevens Hall, September 10, 2012|
"I'm sorry," I said, "but---LOOK!"
My cell phone's camera may not have captured the beauty of the moment, but each of us in class had.
"Thanks for taking the time," said Denise, a K-6 literacy coach.
Three minutes later the sky turned dull gray without the slightest hint of what had just occurred.
Earlier in ERL 540 Writing and the Teaching of Writing a student said something like, "This morning, one of my students started to talk about the Patriots. A dozen hands shot up, each student desperate to talk about New England's victory. But, there was no time in the schedule ... I had to move on with the day's plan." She felt guilty.
RTI, CCSS, NCLB.... Vivian Gussin Paley said, "The first order of reality in a classroom is the student's point of view."
In other words, look at sunsets and talk about the Patriots.