Why Everyone Should Work with Kids

Me: We're going to start a new piece today.  It's called "Cuckoo."  Do you know what a cuckoo is?

Student: Yeah.  It means crazy.

Me: Well, yes, sometimes people use it to mean that.  But it's also a thing.

Student: <blank look>

Me: It lives in trees.

Student: Oh!  I know!  It's that thing that a caterpillar crawls inside before it becomes a butterfly.