Monday, August 16, 2010

45 - The "Gift" of Teaching...

It always gives me a little kick when I am "blessed" with the kind of students that I once was: bored, unmotivated, spacey, and opinionated. I would become disinterested with the beginning of the lesson, space out and miss some important detail, then be lost for the rest of the period. I would then proceed to "punish the teacher by doing my absolute worst on the assignment and showing them that they weren't the boss of me. That's right people, I was a joy to have in class.

Now that I'm on the other side of the desk, my challenge as a teacher is to deal with these students that I was was with empathy, understanding, and a healthy dose of "youneedtostraighten theheckupandflyright".

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