Thursday, January 22, 2009

Teaching is Great!

I have a feeling this is going to be the first of many roller coaster posts about how teaching is GREAT! Then how teaching is the pits. Then how teaching is AMAZING! Then how teaching is the worst job in the world.

I had a fun day of student teaching today. I called in sick yesterday, slept until noon and felt like poop all day. Today I walked to school early and hacked up a lung on the way in, but made it. I investigated what math lesson the class was on today and glanced through the teacher's manual, altering it to include 10x more student interaction.

Math time rolls around after lunch, and we get into the lesson. The students are loving going up to the board and being in front of the class. I do a fairly good job of picking the other half of students I did not have time to call up to the front of class last week. The students are beaming, and I send them on their way to work in their student math journals. Every. Single. Kid. Finishes their math work for the day. Unheard of. A number of them come up to me and say how today was their favorite day of math all year.

Come home, get a little WoW action in, eat dinner, then play 2 hours of racquetball. Apparently the cold is long gone, because I felt fine at racquetball, and will get my 100 pushups, situps and frog squats in today. Yesterday was the first day since Thanksgiving that I have not done my pushups, but I think abstaining when I am sick makes more sense than going for the Guinness Book of World Records consecutive push up record... although I do like Guinness...

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Blogger DrChako said...

Teaching and seeing enthusiasm is one of life's great rewards.

Let's play racquetball. How about this weekend?


8:34 AM  

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