I’m the head of school. The biggest praise I got not long ago was from a middle school boy who has not had the easiest time settling in to a new school and, because he is a middle school boy, a new body/mind/persona, anyway, he told me I didn’t act like the head of the school.
Actually he called this down the stairs to me. I asked if that was a good thing. He thought about for a long time for a middle school boy, maybe 7 seconds. “Well, I think so,” he said.
Anyway, I think the fidgets are pretty cool. The other day a few fifth graders showed me theirs and asked if I wanted to try them. Once I tried one, I had to try them all.
Bottle flipping got on my nerves a bit because it turned plastic bottles into junk and kids left them everywhere, besides it was noisy. The spinners are just cool, like holding a gyroscope. Plus they are great conversation starters if you want to talk about the mystery of gravity or properties of spin, or hypnotism and mind control.
When I was in middle school we listened to Cat Stevens. “I know we’ve come a long way/we’re changing day to day/But tell me, Where do the children play?” We have to listen to the songs of our youth if we want to remember, the inner song and the top songs.