Whizz/Whiz: a person who is quite good at a particular activity, in a certain field, etc.; a person who is unusually intelligent, clever, or successful especially at an early age + DUMB=recent revelations:
1. For two of my National Board portfolios, I have to tape my classes. I have to be in the tape. I have discovered to be true what students have been telling me for years. I am LOUD. Very LOUD. Perhaps God gave me a large voice to compensate for my being under five feet tall. I doubt, though, He intended to hear me in heaven without the use of a microphone.
2. Informing my students that these tapes will be reviewed by assessors has absolutely no bearing on their behavior. In fact, I have decided that some of them are truly media starved. they should purchase their own video camers. They should tape themselves, often. I have also decided to save these tapes for my next parent conference.
3. Denial truly isn’t just a river. When confronted with tape evidence of an offensive comment, a student will vehemently deny that s/he uttered it and blame another student in his desk neighborhood.
4. My classroom, on tape, looks as small as it really is.
If only I could sneak in Proverbs 8 about Wisdom (hmm–the writer does use a literary device portraying wisdom as a woman. . . ): “Nothing you desire can compare with it.” (8:11b)
While reading Proverbs this morning, I smiled when Wisdom said:
“I was the architect at his side. I was His constant delight, rejoicing always in his presence. And how happy I was with the world He created; how I rejoiced with the human family!” (8:30-31)
Wisdom: knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
My final revelation: My life is God’s tape.