Today's lesson was a study of character traits in preparation for a character analysis paper.
Me: Let's start by naming some character traits of someone everyone in the room knows. Me. What are some of my character traits and be prepared to provide evidence.
Student: You're outgoing.
Me: Ok. And what is your evidence of that?
Student: You're not afraid to stand out in a room.
Me: What do you mean by "stand out in a room?"
Student: Well, like...if everyone in the room ordered hamburgers, you'd say "I want a hotdog."
Here are a few others. Some of them are down right embarrassing and others are kind of sad when you think about it.
Evidence: You make all sorts of stuff like props for the plays and paintings.
Evidence: You actually teach us things then help us understand them.
Evidence: You dress more uptight than Ms.This or Ms.That (this one hurt, but it did make me laugh....and I'm not entirely sure that one counts as a character trait...hmph!)
Evidence: You say things that are actually funny.
Evidence: You pray over dead markers. (don't ask)
Evidence: You don't yell at us. (oh, but I do, I reminded them) But, when you yell at us it doesn't seem like yelling. (and why might that be?) Because we know that you still like us.
I do love being a teacher.
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