On Friday, I had the pleasure of talking to students at Pleasant Hope Elementary School and it was wonderful!
I think in everyone’s career there are defining moments which help you to remember why you do what do. My experience with these kids did just that.
As I was showing the kids video from one my more successful storm chases, I took a few seconds to pause my narration of the events to just “take in the room”. The buzz was so exciting to see! The younger kids were very chatty and excited (the kind of behavior which would be shut down in a hurry in a normal classroom setting but hey, I brought tornadoes!). The older kids were of course too cool for this open expression of excitement but knew I had reached some of them by the questions they asked after the video ended.