Here's this week's Student of the Week. It's Galena B!!
The G.B. teaching (non-Flip) method is named after Galena. Why? Because she HATES the Flipped Classroom method. But - in my 5 wonderful years of teaching Galena - I have never seen anything else that Galena hates. She is a ray of sunshine in my classroom. Always kind. Always smiling. Always serious about her work.
I remember when my daughter was going to come visit KG for the first time and I had this thought: "Sophia and Galena are kind of similar. I bet they'd get along great". So when Sophia arrived in my class I directed her to the back table where Galena would be sitting.
Galena arrived, class started... and I never saw them even look at each other (never mind saying a single word). Kind of awkward... or at least I thought. Turns out they connected (somehow) and have now spent quality time baking cookies, eating sushi, and doing (uh...) other stuff.
I have no idea what Galena's plans are for next year, after grade 12, but I do know two things with all certainty:
- She will be successful with whatever she sets her mind to doing
- I will miss her very much
Thank you Galena for being such a special student. I would have considered myself lucky to have taught you a single time. To teach you five times?!?!? I've been truly blessed...