In honor of National Library Week I did a bunch of school and library visits last week. I’m finding these visits a blast, and loving the witty repartee with the students. At least I was, until I walked into an 8th grade class. These kids are different. They stare at you. Even the second graders I visited had questions and even gave me advice, and the high school students were all over me.
8th graders stare. And have no interest. And left me feeling lost.
I walked out of that school feeling like I had hit rock bottom, a failure, never connected with even one of the dozens of students in the room.
Except … today I got an email. They want me back next year.