Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday's Torch Story

Failure is the tuition you pay for success.
~ Walter Brunell

Remember my super cool idea for an activity with my class?

How did it go?

Oh, let's just say:

Gwen: 0
K.I.S.S.: 1

There was one funny-in-a-hopeless-kind-of-way moment, when I looked out over my class and all of my students were squinting and holding the red filters and answer cards up in front of their faces and moving them closer and further away, and turning them backwards and forwards and upside-down, trying to make out the words...

In the end, maybe one quarter of the students were able to read the words through the filter and complete the activity on their own. I was really scrambling to keep the rest of them on track and doing something productive.

In an attempt to salvage something, I taught them about the K.I.S.S. principle. ;)

Now, if I can just learn to follow it!