When a student gets your reference to an “old song,” it gives you hope that these kids might make it someday.
An actual chat interaction with one of my students:
Student: Can one of us meet with you to ask questions? We’re looking to be helped towards the right direction
Me: are you guys in the library?
Me: do you guys have a study room?
[large block of time passes with no response]
Me: Hello, Hello, Hello, is there anybody out there?
Me: Just nod if you can hear me.
Me: Is there anyone home?
Student: Sorry we were away from our computer, we are researching in Copeland. Was that a Pink Floyd reference?
Me: I’m around until 4:45
Me: just let me know when you might swing by Me: I’m proud that you got the Pink Floyd reference. Shows some culture!
Student: We are in class until 5:00, if one of us is not permitted out, we will definitely find you sometime this week. Thank you for being so easy to contact! Also – I love my rock and roll