When I have an amazing student, I call him or her a “precious angel.” This is something my co-workers laugh and joke about at work… They’ll ask, “How are your precious angels this month, Alex?” Many factors go into whether or not a student is a precious angel… or “PA” for short. At the top of the list include a tenacious work ethic and a passion for learning.
Daniel Thrasher, a former Florida public school student, would be at the tip top of the PA list:
Even though this young man has never been a student of mine, and even though I’ve never met him, he is the definition of a “precious angel.” Even the Ms. Nastys of the world would agree.
My students and I were talking this morning about WHY the Nancy Duarte/Garr Reynolds method of visual design emphasizing visuals works for students. And I think this PA explained it better in his video than I did in class today.