I have been substituting for about two months now. Being a substitute allowed me to observe various teachers in various schools. It allowed me to test various teaching techniques and approaches. Of the many approaches to teaching I tried, only one worked. I tried being the cool guy, an approach I saw at charter schools … Continue reading Teachers (and Parents), STOP BEING FRIENDS WITH KIDS.
Teaching III- New Students
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
Teaching is Not What One Does, It’s What One is.
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.