Well, I had fun! It seemed the kids did, too. I look forward to feedback from the teachers to see how I can improve the presentation, and then I look forward to doing it again and again.
My only wish would be for more time and smaller groups of kids. I don’t want much, do I? There were questions that didn’t get answered, and, to be perfectly honest, I want a chance to listen to the kids, their questions, observations, and thoughts. I loved it when kids came up and asked questions as they were leaving the gym.
That may not be the best use of time or money, but maybe there’s a way to work a bit of that into the schedule. Maybe lunch with a small group of students who have “earned” the opportunity to be part of the small group. I’d want them to have seen the program so that they’d have questions and a point of reference for discussion.
Just a thought. I hope this is just the beginning.
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