Great teachers seize opportunity.

An email from Ryan Weaver, KIPP Academy Boston’s founding science teacher:

– we have a leak in our bathroom from the school upstairs, and I put up a sign that says “This is precipitation.  It is becoming runoff on the floor.  We will learn about the water cycle later this week.  Thanks, Science, for being everywhere!”.  Also, I let Trevor know about the leak and it’s getting taken care of.  🙂

This is a marvelous example of KFET 3.3 E-connect lesson material to past and future material as well as material from other content areas. (Build the neural net).

It’s also an example of another unheralded but vital teacher behavior: telling jokes that may fly over the heads of fifth graders but leave the observer in the back in stitches.


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