Thursday, October 2, 2008

Seizing the Reins

I have taken over all teaching for the next 2-3 weeks. Today was hard because first 9th, then 10th, and finally 11th graders were called out of sequential classes. Students were wound up because of the change in their routine, and many of them were resistant while I used some techniques they hadn't seen before.

If I can just keep my head above water for three weeks, I should be okay. If you don't hear from me again, I just couldn't keep kicking.


HollyB said...

I think you'd be an engaging and interesting teacher. Wish my kids were still in school so you could teach them History [instead of the succession of Coaches they DID have].

Timbo said...

Try out new stuff, but be open to incorporating old stuff too. I always viewed my student teaching as an experiment designed to allow me to find my own strengths, and what I found was that a lot of the ideas that I developed either needed more refinement or were just not good. Some of the older, out-of-vogue methods, like "popcorn" reading, worked very well for me and the situation I was in.

phlegmfatale said...

I know you're well into the teaching task - I hope it's going well for you. I think you must be inspiring your students.