The small pink stool you see in the photo is used by one of my students (let’s call him Gregory) in lieu of a chair. I noticed early in the year that he had difficulty sitting still for any reason. The stool changed everything.
“Hey Gregory, I notice you’re always jiggling around and moving in your chair. Wanna try kneeling on this stool instead?”
“Ya sure, Mr. Lee … OHMIGOD! I LOVE IT!”
I will cause a million knowing heads to nod if I describe this 13-year-old: has a loud voice, is a reluctant reader/writer, is always ‘on the go’, and would possibly shrivel up and die if he couldn’t participate in competitive sports.
But this little pink stool and this rugged, masculine boy have found a match in one another. On the stool, he sits calmly and stays focused.
One of my favourite parts of this job is uncovering the little things that sometimes make a huge difference.