After I taught a lesson this week my mentor teacher was going over some suggestions with me on how to improve my lesson. I told her I thought kids were a little bored and she disagreed with me. She said Tyeisha (names have not been changed in order to reveal cultural diversity) was looking a little distracted and so she asked her, "Tyeisha, what's going on here? Are you bored?" She said, "No. I am a little distracted though. I just can't stop staring at him. He's so cute."
I'm trying not to let my ego enlarge, and I don't think it will considering it came from a 14-year-old girl who probably also likes Justin Beiber (actually I'm betting she likes Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony; no Beiber fever at The Duke).
The Duke really is a fine place to work. It's uplifting and encouraging.