Yes, there is my dear Ariana on her tummy!!!!!
I must point out that in both picture she is wearing very cute outfits…so far takes after her mother…loves to dress up . :))
I know, I know that she needs to sleep on her back and don’t worry I turned her over once she fell asleep but I want to share a quick story about Ariana and then how that story relates to teaching. When I first brought Ariana home I was having an informal chat with Pat, my baby nurse. During our chat, I shared how one of the joys of not being pregnant was my ability to be a ‘tummy sleeper’ again. She didn’t really respond to that comment but she was clearly listening!
A week later when Ariana was fussing and could not settle down for a nap, Pat said, “You know you are such a tummy sleeper–I wonder if your daughter is the same way.”
She turned her over on her stomach and Ariana instantly relaxed and slept
Pat was able to help Ariana by listening carefully to me-her student. It was a seemingly causal, off the cuff conversation that led to the solving of a huge problem.
So how does this relate to teaching? I think it reminds me of the importance of listening to everything a child says even if feels unrelated and using what you learn in all aspects of your teaching…
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Until next time,