I’ve been missing my blog for quite some time. The new year seems as good a time as any to get back to this format. Watch for updates in the coming months!
At a recent 8th grade campout, students and teachers could choose to be harnessed and hiked up a pole. From this uncomfortable position (think: major wedgies), campers released a rope, propelling helmetted and harnessed humans into free-fall, followed by a wide, swinging elipse as screaming, laughing, gasping participants were gradually lowered to the kissable earth. Unlike my students, I could not compel my hands to release the rope, trusting only my harness.