Two days. That's all that stands between me and the end of student teaching. As I start the hunt for a big-kid, real-teacher job, I can't help but think about where I was 16 weeks ago. And I have a confession to make: the weekend before student teaching began, I made a very serious list … Continue reading that’s it.
I forgot what an emotional place high school can be. Angst appears to be at an all time high, at least among some of my students. And when the going is good (aka the daily post-lunch euphoria), it's nearly impossible to focus their new-found abundance of energy on anything academic. For some of my students, … Continue reading fist-pumps and eye-rolls.
If you ever want to test yourself to see how well you can explain mathematics, try teaching a room full of ELL students for an hour. (ELL = English Language Learners) You think quadratic transformations would be a difficult unit to cover? Now try adding in the fact that your students read, speak, and write … Continue reading relax.
I found a new reason to love teaching. You never know what's going to happen next. Teenagers (and really students of all ages) are still learning that skill where you actually think before you speak/act. This makes for some really hilarious and awkward moments. Like that time a student randomly pulled what I assume was a … Continue reading expect the unexpected.