Logan uses a fidget cube when he lectures. It was a gift from Patton.
Roman loves reading aloud to his students (and sometimes does it a bit too much probably), but he’s always super animated with his inflection and facial expressions when he reads.
Patton has a beanbag chair in his room because it can be a helpful sensory thing for some of his kids.
Virgil sometimes asks Patton for help in making accommodations for kids in art club who need some extra support in motor-coordination based activities.
Logan’s a tough grader, but he’s very clear about his expectations and differentiates his feedback for each student to help them reach higher and dig deeper.
Virgil is usually a pretty quiet and hands-off teacher. Some teachers kind of raise eyebrows at it (”is this kid just babysitting them while they make arts and crafts?” the answer is no but they wonder anyway) but Virgil knows what he’s doing and he’s honestly much better at it than he gives himself credit for.
Patton is a champion of the phrase “all behavior is communication”.
Logan uses a timer in his classroom for almost everything. “You are going to work on questions 1 through 4. You have five minutes. [displays a count-down timer on the board for five minutes and hits start]”
Virgil has this way of getting students to learn things about themselves through the art they make that is just?? How does he do that??? But he does and the students never forget him after they have him.
Logan uses a lot of pre-planned call-ons for reading and answering questions. The students think it’s random, but Logan has a method to his madness.
Roman is surprisingly good at balancing his feedback between positive and “needs improvement” categories of his students’ achievement when talking with parents. It’s something Logan, Virgil, and Patton have helped him learn over the years.
The theatre at Hierapolis was built in the second century AD under the Roman Emperor Hadrian during a period of extensive rebuilding following a devastating earthquake in 60 AD. It was later renovated under Septimus Severus (193-211 AD). At this time, the scaenae frons was modified and decorated with elaborate limestone and marble carvings. Although the exterior is relatively unassuming as viewed from the front, the interior contains one of Anatolia’s most complete and best-preserved collection of Greco-Roman theatre decorations. In 343 AD the scaenae was renovated and the orchestra was altered so that it could hold aquatic displays. In the later years of the Roman Empire the orchestra was converted into a cellar. Renovation work since 1977 has restored many of the arches and a portion of the stage floor. Prior to this date, the stage as well as its arched support system lay in ruins. Recent archaeological evidence shows that the theatre was in use through the 5th and into the 6th century AD. In 532 AD the scaenae, which had been weakened by seismic activity, was repaired.
Ancient Roman mosaic, depicting a skeleton (perhaps a memento mori) above the Greek maxim from Delphi
(”know thyself”). Artist unknown; 1st cent. CE (?) Found during excavations at the
convent of San Gregorio on the Via Appia, Rome; now in the National Museum, Rome. Photo credit: Lessing Photo Archive.