Thursday, March 5, 2015
Caught, But Lost
"Why didn't you tell me?!"
"I thought you knew."
"I was completely turned around. How could I know?"
"But she [demonstrating heavy steps]. How could you not hear that?"
Algebra 2. They had a review assignment. Half the class was on task. Half the class socialized.
Periodically, I'd get up and roam the room. Seeing what they were working on. Or not working on.
I walked up to one group. Noted that while they had the assignment out, they weren't doing it. My looming over them was ignored. I walked away. I got to the front of the room and heard the above exchange.
The turned around girl was embarrassed. Really embarrassed.
I wracked my brain. What had they been talking about?
I heard the conversation. I know I did! But as soon as I walked away, all memory of it evaporated.
And now I wish I remembered! With a reaction like that, it must have been good.