So, as you know I’m starting my new teaching job and it has been awesome. I love my students and they seem to like me too. It’s really important as a teacher to connect with your students, it makes for a better learning environment. I’m having them create a project and present it to the class using english. The project entails that they must describe they’re favorite item that you can find in the house. You may ask why in the world am I having them do that? Well, its because I’m teaching them to use their creativity to take something that is boring and flip it around to make it interesting and exciting.
I knew before I gave them this assignment that it was going to be difficult but I wanted to see what they’re creativity level was. I wanted them to pick an item and tell me why it is important and what the purpose was for that item is. I had many students get up and present they’re project on beds, couches, or tables. But what I was really looking for was a student to go outside the box and really present an important piece of furniture that has changed the world.
Finally out of the blue comes little Charlie Conway who is a new to the school from Minnesota. He gets up and presents his project on barn light fixtures, and not just any kind of lights, vintage barnlights. He gets in to detail on how the light was invented and how its opened up millions of opportunities for people all around the world. He explains that jobs and businesses have been able to triple they’re productivity because of lights and lighting fixtures. He explained that his grandfather sells vintage barn lighting reproductions and even brought in cool pictures of his grandfathers vintage barnlights. Here one is below!