a major breakthrough on the road to perfection
Last week I wrote about a student, Alice, who I thought was struggling a bit with perfectionism, or at least having more interest in grades than learning.
Recently I sent the following email to my classes:
Here’s a quick special offer for the first 3 students to write me back.Keeping my with plans to make backwork fun, I’d like to teach 3 students how to solder tomorrow and make a minipov toy. What’s a minipov? Check this out:I’ll get you started on how to put this together and show you the basics of soldering. It probably takes about an hour to put the whole thing together, so you won’t be able to do it all at once, but you will get the general idea tomorrow.All I ask is that you bring some curiosity and willingness to teach some other students in the future. The minipov is free.If you aren’t one of the first 3 to email me, don’t worry—we’ll do this again, and you will definitely get a chance to learn to solder.So if you want to do this, send me a quick reply with why you want to learn to solder.-Mr. B
I want to come!!I would love to discover something new, and try something that I havenever done before. After our mini conference, I am very open to tryingnew things, and I don’t have anything tomorrow afternoon, and I wouldlove to come!!Thanks,Alice
This was so much fun! I can’t wait to come back and finish mine! Thanks for letting me do this.
Yep, these are the days that I love my job.