Saturday, 05 December 2009 13:54

Breakfast club

First I would like to give a shout out to Ms. Bhatt who graciously allowed me to spend the night at her place so I will be able to get school today at 9 a.m.  Saturday school is amazing.  Seriously, it is going really well.  Helen, who works at Phildelphia Academies, did an amazing job running a workshop to get us think about what we are doing right and what we are doing wrong.  It is hard (I think) for the students to talk freely about these things because we are in the room with them, and they really don't get many opportunities to do this.  We want them to tell us what they are thinking, because we are always telling them what we think.  I think it's good for them to know how hard Ann and Simon work.  But they have to meet us half way.  I think it is good that Helen had them talking and getting them thinking about how they can start taking more ownership.  They did a really good job.

We should go to school on Saturdays.  Seriously.  We could just do so many things.  My favorite part about all of this was how seniors not a part of the team came in for community service hours and worked so well with the EVX team.  I really liked how they were talking about everything.  Roger said that he is an aethist and then Aaron and Javonne were debating with him.  It was great.  It was really respectful.  And then the girls talked about what was going on with the school and some of the students.

They are very observant.  I was impressed by how much they pick up on things.  Seniors, when you are not yelling at them about not making deadlines, are enjoyable.

I really enjoyed this.  They work better on Saturdays.  Their speeches for Tuesday are great.  The President of the United Auto Workers is coming after school on Tuesday to hear the students speak about how we relate to green jobs.

I am looking forward to it.

Ride or Die.

And class size should be 10 students.

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