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What is your favorite part of working for FOSS?:
Helping my students achieve their goals.
Share your favorite FOSS story:
My second session as a teacher, I was able to help my student in a M1 progress. She came in at a L1 level and it took time to gain her trust, I began to doubt myself because it didn’t seem like she was learning much until one day out of the blue we did a humpty dumpty and she completed the skill with no help! I was shocked when she then asked to do a chop-chop, but I allowed her to try. She jumped in and finished with no help! I felt so proud of her, and I couldn’t wipe the smile from my face the rest of the night.
What is your personal favorite water activity?:
Blowing bubble rings underwater and doing handstand contests in the pool.
Can you recount a student of yours who experienced a major “lightbulb” moment when you were with them? What was it? How did the child react? How did the parent react? What was your reaction?:
I had a student who was hesitant to try swimming alone with no noodle to the island. He was so sure he would sink but for 3 weeks I would explain he did a very good job with his arms and kicks. I told him that I believed it would be so amazing to know he did it all alone and mom knew he could do it too. Finally, one day I mentioned that he would be just like his big brother in a different class. His eyes lit up and he went for it, when he got to the island on his own, he popped up and shouted “MOM I DID IT” It was a pretty cool lightbulb moment.