She didn’t have her photos.
20 photos that tell the story of our classroom.
But nope. No photos.
Her phone had no storage.
No problem. I gave her a little point and shoot to take her photos.
Excited, she took the camera, started walking around pressing the display screen in frustration.
“Miss, how does this work? How do I get pictures?”
That’s when I realized I’d made a world of assumptions. When I handed her that camera, I assumed she would know how to use it because it was a simple point and shoot.
But that simple camera was completely foreign to her. She’s 14. She’s grown up pushing a button on a screen to take photos.
Fortunately, she wasn’t afraid to speak up when doing that didn’t work.
I showed her how to snap the pictures and she quickly took care of the assignment.
She learned how to use a point and shoot. I learned a whole lot more.
So often I think I’m assigning something super easy, but it’s only easy if the students have had specific life experiences.
I’ve got a lot more to learn.
On to the next assignment.
What I’m loving: The Young and the Restless, the train running from Fort Worth to the airport, DoTERRA On Guard, Quest snickerdoodles, Spark People, teaching
What I’m writing: So Much For Happily Ever After