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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Turning My Vulnerability Into Growth

The dictionary meaning of the word Vulnerable is able to be easily physically, emotionally, or mentally hurt. Can vulnerability lead to growth? This week, I got an opportunity to look at closely at where I fall short.

In my mind, I had designed a fun and engaging digital breakout tied to a novel that we are studying. I had not done digital breakout with this grade, and needless to say, I was super excited to see their reaction… a positive one, that is.

Kids, we are going into a virtual escape room, “I announced.”
They began to explore and few minutes into it, they started to find glitches (I had told them there are a few) and on top, the challenge was too hard for these eighth graders. I heard things like, this is a most absurd thing, this clue to the crossword doesn’t make sense, why would you create this and why can’t we just read the book!