I have a student who is on screech most of the time. He is loud, full throttled, and constantly interrupting. He is also very smart, compassionate, and friendly...a really good person. Today he was my class leader. Today I saw a change as he lead his classmates down the hall...here are some of my observations.
Shoulders thrown back (my he is getting tall)
Eyes straight ahead (focused on his destination)
Walking in rhythmic gate (slow and steady)
Lips sealed shut (like they were glued together)
Feet on the floor (no wings attached to those feet)
Arms to his side (causing harm to no one)
Ears alert (stopping when his classmates were loud)
Following hall traffic laws (looked both ways at intersections)
He showed leadership potential today. I am glad I got to observe him at his finest.