This morning one of my students, Andrew, was having a hard time following directions and being compliant. I looked at him with very stern eyes and a harsh tone of voice and said "Andrew, you better turn it around right now." Without hesitation, Andrew literally "turned it around", did a 360 with his body and with full turn looked me straight in the eye. Did he understand what I meant... I think so!
Today we also had the Sunnyvale Sun and Cupertino Courier (local newspapers) come to spend some time with our class, interview us and take pictures. They are doing an article about Post-Secondary programs in my district and it looks like we are going to have quite a spread. I'll make sure to post the article when it comes out.