After a full day of math instruction discussion courtesy of Dr. Andrew Chen, my mind is reeling. So many concepts, so many new ideas.
I did find myself surprised that I had never come across the famed Blueberry Story. After 15 years in education, I've heard the Starfish flinger, The Night Before Christmas Break, etc. But blueberries - I haven't heard this one.
The basic premise of the story involves a business owner who was conducting a speech at a teacher inservice - albeit making the teachers more and more upset with every word. When he finishes, a teacher asks why his ice cream quality is so renowned, he responds by saying he simply throws out the unusable blueberries.
And we all know how the teacher responds - we don't throw away the unusable, difficult to reach students. We welcome them into our classrooms and educate them any way we can.
I am proud to be a part of the public education system where we do our best to educate every child that crosses our threshold. At times it is difficult, but isn't every worthwhile difficult?
Here's theBlueberry Story...check it out.