|Hermione with her hand up|
I have to restrain myself from answering all of the questions that the teacher asks. I try to be quiet and will always gauge my fellow students to insure that I have not become grating. The majority of the time, my fellow students don't mind and some are even thankful for my questions. I am sure others wish I would just be quiet. A kindred spirit in the class is always a relief and I am more than willing to sit back and let them ask all the questions.
As I sat in my classroom recently, a scene from Harry Potter kept flashing through my mind and I endeavored to do my best, not to be Herminone. I'm am relatively certain that I did not succeed in that regard but equally certain five years from now I will still remember the material. In the weeks ahead, I hope MY students will appreciate the time, effort, and work I put into learning the material even if my teachers would have rather me sat quietly.