There's a strange thing about every new wave of students. Every year you say good bye to old students, who you know and who are special and to whom you gave a piece of yourself and they gave a piece of themselves to you. Then, you see the new and unfamiliar faces. They seem so … Continue reading Teaching III- New Students
It’s been a few months of teaching. The feeling of fear of kids looking at me is, expecting me to talk is pretty much gone. I have my lessons ready and they are on near autopilot. The bigger anxiety now is will my information be age-appropriate, will they like it, will they be engaged. You … Continue reading Teaching II: A few months later.
One thing that is well known to all teachers but not the outside world is the pure exhaustion that comes over you towards the end of the semester. I didn't have a full semester. Just ten weeks. I didn't have a full class, just 10-15 kids. I wasn't truly teaching, just explaining and playing, no test … Continue reading Teaching III- End of Semester
That’s what Jill Biden said. The only wife of Vice President to not quit her job. After 3rd day of teaching, teaching elementary kids, unruly, wild forces of nature, I realized no one does this for fun, no one does this for pay. Most people can barely handle one child, a teacher will handle 30–40 … Continue reading Teaching is Not What One Does, It’s What One is.