If you will check out yesterday’s post you will see that I am struggling to find the balance between creating community and creating a safe space. Tonight we had our normal crew of students, both members and students who came on the bus.
Getting them all there is always hard, but in the end tonight it turned out to not be a bad night. They listened and interacted with the lesson and no one was terribly disrespectful. Add that to the fact that I don’t think anyone stole anything and nothing was broken and I think it was a positive night.
I am still looking for what works best in this group. Tonight I taught a lesson with a strong visual component. That seemed to work to keep their attention. Normally I do discussion, but with this group that tends to just derail us and cause more issues. So I am doing what I hope are engaging lectures.
I will keep you posted on what is working.