Monday, May 16, 2016

Day 161: Tears of Engagement

State Testing: Day 9 of 14

The two astronomy classes that I saw today managed to get to the confusing time-cube, gravity-well scene in Interstellar.

Kids who had been talking through much of the movie stopped their conversations to watch in confusion.  I prepped them ahead of time by telling them that the ending of the movie was probably going to scramble their brains, but if they would watch as closely as possible and save their questions, we would have an in depth conversation about it afterwards.

You could hear a pin drop.  Then you could hear muttered comments from around the room that sounded like "What the duck is going on??"

But I may have heard that wrong.

Either way, they kids were so engaged in what was happening on the screen that they weren't looking at me.

On a totally unrelated note, I was once again reminded that I need to pick movies that don't make me sob in parental guilt in front of my students.

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