December 14, 2009
Last week, I gave one of my very mature students Lois Lowry's The Giver (one of my all-time favorite books). Nothing makes me smile more as a teacher than recommending my favorite books to children and having them fall as deeply in love with them as I am. Today, she finished it and wanted to discuss the somewhat unsettling ending with me. And of course I was happy to find 5 minutes at the end of lunch to kneel by her desk and talk...because I teach for exactly this kind of moment.