I've learned during Institute that as a teacher you have to relish in the small accomplishments just as much as the big ones.
Well today, I had one of those breakthroughs.
I have a student that loves attention. Seriously, they love to have the spotlight on them -- all the time. Well, up until this point I had a hard time getting them to even attempt their in-class assignment.
Now get this...today, she finished it! I was amazed.
At long last.
Oh, and my mentor teacher said, "Today, you had control." HA! Again, at last!