Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Eighth grade school visits

In honor of National Library Week I did a bunch of school and library visits last week.  I'm finding these visits a blast, and loving the witty repartee with the students.  At least I was, until I walked into an 8th grade class. These kids are different. They stare at you. Even the second graders I visited had questions and even gave me advice, and the high school students were all over me.

8th graders stare. And have no interest. And left me feeling lost.

I walked out of that school feeling like I had hit rock bottom, a failure, never connected with even one of the dozens of students in the room.

Except ... today I got an email.  They want me back next year.


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