Ethan is one weird kid! I don't mean that in a bad way.
Interesting or unique might be more politically correct terms to describe Ethan. He is a chief example to others because he things independently while respecting everyone around him. He loves to add to the conversation in the classroom and often provides ideas that I haven't even thought of.
He loves to read, and I think reading has unlocked a storehouse of funky ideas in his mind that he doesn't mind sharing with others.
He takes responsibility for his learning by completing all of his assignments without complaining. He makes our class a more interesting and fun place to be.
Way to go Ethan--we think you're great!