Exciting times at Dover!
Even with Jet Lag, the excitement at this point of the process overtook me and for two days I worked with Lorraine and Ed as we supported students as they moved their pieces to the finish line.
I arrived on Tuesday morning laden with my usual tech bags and one new one-a bag all the way from Tel Aviv, filled with Israeli chocolate bars. Big deal to me but, BIG DEAL to 6th graders. As each kid finished their DS and got a round of applause and their name added to the Big Show list, I was always reminded that they also needed their candy from Israel. One kid tried to lie his way to a piece. He was worried I would run out before he finished.
To me the big deal was working side-by-side with each kid. Some I already knew and others it was a new bond, a new challenge. Sometimes I had to offer TLC and with others, a bit tougher. But it works as a collaboration with each creator, as he/she birthed another unique DS and the collaboration with our team. These teams remind me of my teaching teams on the stage. I didn’t have collaborations within my department, but when I worked on a play, I couldn’t do it alone. I don’t think I could do it alone here either.
Can’t wait to get back to help in the more DS creations tomorrow and Tuesday. What comes next?