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Quickly, I responded, "I would like to believe I'd be a Ferrari, but I think I'm more than likely a station wagon--out of date, frumpy, amusing to see, but can hold its weight in passengers."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