I was back in camp tonight, only better.
My 10th grade students had a Shabbaton. I did not attend.
I decided to be a nice dedicated teacher, and showed up to the Melava Malka.
I stood on the side at first, watching my students sing songs, put on song dances, and eat.
Then the athletics started: Relay races, potato sack races, limbo….and JUMBO.
For those of you who remember, I won the staff Jumbo game at camp.
My students begged me to play, and I complied.
I won, together with a student.
The rope was a significant 2 inches above my high waist.
I have progressed in my prowess.
My principals gave me hugs and kisses of congratulations.
My students were thrilled.
They cheered for me, came over to me, complimenting me in amazement.
They see me very differently now.
Did a teacher ever do something outside your perceived expertise of them?
Did it change your opinion/perception of them?
Should I have done it?