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“I’m just trying to look adorable.”

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“I’m just trying to look adorable.”


I had two sets of two college students come visit in my classroom a few weeks ago. These are students who are enrolled in the education program at our local University. I was delighted that they were going to be in my room, even though each group only stayed for 30 minutes. –How you’re supposed to get any feel for the life of a teacher in 30 minutes is completely hysterical to me, but I suppose these kids have to start somewhere.-

Anyway, being as I LOVE teachers I welcomed these young sprouts into the room and encouraged them to talk to my students about what they were doing.

The first set of college folks was comprised of a young lady and a young man. When they arrived in my classroom we were just beginning to write our letters in our journals. This is not an ultra exciting activity, I get that, but what happened next makes me laugh out loud every time I think about it.

I gave my welcome to them and encouraged them to walk around and talk to the children. The young man made his way across the room to one of my cherubs who was not working at all.

My teacher brain was thinking, “Oh great. Of course you’d pick that child at THIS moment. Oh, well this is reality at its finest.”

So, the young man knelt down beside her table and inquired, “And what are you doing today little girl?”

To which she replied, “I’m just trying to look adorable.”

Welcome to teaching my friend!

| students, teaching, work | February 18, 2011

About the author

Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

3 Responses to "“I’m just trying to look adorable.”"
  • Stacey Pruim February 18, 2011

    Okay… that brought up a full out fledged belly laugh!

    • Jerry May 8, 2014

      Going off of the previous comenmt discussion, how do you feel about a very shy, introverted student attempting to get the same sort of information from a teacher as an open and outgoing one? I myself am not a very good speaker, and am very introverted to say the least. In fact, I have some major social phobias which have led me to skipping classes altogether for fear of being called on. For some people this makes sense if you are unprepared, but I typically am up on all my work to the best of my abilities. In response to your video, do you agree with how school systems function with normal test procedures? I find studying specifically for a test is rather self-defeating to actually learning something. If everything not on the test is thrown aside, and a person is really only studying for a good grade, then nothing is really be learned (and more importantly, retained).

  • Joanne February 23, 2011

    lol – I just love how children are so honest and just come out with these things spontaneously 😀

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