Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's Me Because...

*Stick with me.  The first part of this will sound boring, but I promise it won't stay that way*

In a curriculum development meeting today we watched a video about best practices in classrooms.  Best practice indicates that if you want children to understand a concept, you  must give them many opportunities to relate to that concept on several different levels.

One teacher was covering the concept of symbolism, and she asked her classroom, "If you could describe yourself as any kind of car, what kind of car would you be and why?"

One student answered, "A Ferrari because it's fashionable and fast."

Quickly, I responded, "I would like to believe I'd be a Ferrari, but I think I'm more than likely a station wagon--out of date, frumpy, amusing to see, but can hold its weight in passengers."

So I'm just curious:  Based on this particuarly classroom discussion, what kind of car would describe you and why? 

Oh, and be honest...

3 comments:

ktjane said...

I'm like my van--in constant need of attention, unnecessarily large, but can get you from Point A to Point B.

Amber said...

I didn't want to be a Smart Car... but it really feels right...

Little, cute in an odd way, a bit pretentious... not intended for the fast lane.

CaseyRhea said...

I find this hilarious because each of my sisters and I have a specific kind of car that we drive... we always have, and always will. We have talked about that a million times. This is a bit different... but I still think the kind of car I tend to drive/buy is the answer to your question.

I'm a hatchback: traditional-ish with flair, unique, a bit nutty, have hatch/trunk space perfect for hiding cargo, flexible in usage. BAHAHA this is sorta wrong