asking about their day, for starters (a light beginning)
have they had a snack?
ask about a recent personal triumph (sports game/match, quiz, test, tough book
what did they have for lunch? i tell them what i had
what do you dread at school right now?
The human muscular system is not only complex, it intrigues by the amount of work it can perform, and sustain under the most demanding conditions. There are many viable contenders for determining the strongest muscle, included are: longevity, strength alone, load, lift, durability, response to pain, healing qualities, size, function, growth, suitability in recovery and reproducibility...
This was a writer's conference I had with one of my young writers. The student had written a short piece on a time that she witnessed injustice and we were looking at ways to revise and edit the story.