19 September 2013

Of tap dancing and mushroom clearing

Every teacher knows that, while it's great when students learn whatever material they're being taught (i.e., they are able to demonstrate that knowledge/skill by whatever means they are being evaluated), it's a whole lot better when students demonstrate such a familiarity and comfort with the material that they translate their knowledge/skill to a different sphere.  And maybe not even know that they're doing it.

And, of course, these same teachers are often students, too.

So imagine my joy at the realization, while cutting the lawn today, that those rapid foot movements in clearing away the mushrooms growing in the grass were actually exceedingly well executed shuffles.  Sure, no sound (sneakers on grass)...but good, crisp "leg-shaking," nonetheless.

My tap teacher will be so proud.

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