Student: (approaches my desk) Miss Duff I think you need to move my desk.

Teacher: Why?

Student: Because me and John are always talking, so I think you should move my desk.

Teacher: What a responsible choice!!

I was so amazed by this 7 year old! When he asked to move his desk because he was distracted - that was a sure sign of maturity. He was able to identify his problem and provide a good solution. If we can get all children to think like this - it would make our jobs a lot easier :)

What signs of maturity are you noticing in your students or children?

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Stephanie Duff

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