Elementary student makes my day

My mornings generally consist of driving a brief bus route in which I pick 3-4 elementary students, all of which are boys. The number depends upon the day and if the preschool is in session.

During this route, I listen to NPR so I can hear the news.

The little guys listen along and ask questions, which, as a journalism teacher, I think is freaking awesome.

My joy for getting youngsters interested in the news swelled even more this morning.

One of them, a first grader, came out and asked me if I’d heard about the prison.

It didn’t know what he was talking about, so he explained that a prison had caught fire and several prisoners had died.

Wow! He was watching the news! I am thrilled! It truly makes me feel like I am influencing the students in this district! He made my day!

And just so you know, he was right. There was a prison fire in Honduras. More than 300 were killed. Here’s a link: http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/15/world/americas/honduras-fire-deaths/index.html

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My name is Todd Vogts. I am an assistant professor of media. I like the color green, riding my motorcycle, and being with my family and friends. A good book is a perfect companion for me any time, and I'm a published author and journalist. Visit my website at www.toddvogts.com and follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/toddvogts.