..... where has all the fun gone in teaching?

My classes were rigorous .... I had the students working.

....today these digital kids have so much energy ... I figured ou tthe hard way I have to use energy to my advantage or else they're a fast moving train that's 'bout to run me over.

I was talking to a teacher friend the other day and we were reminiscing ...... we had both been reading and talking to other folks .... all we were hearing ....from many different sources .....was about the pain of teaching ......

This fella and I have similar tastes in learning ... we made the kids do the work. We like to be a guide for students .....

...being the sage in class just doesn't work for us.... apparently it's not working for a lot of teachers nowadays.

I want my students leaving class exhausted ... so I use every tidbit of conversation to fire up critical thinking ... once that fire is burning ....

...all I have to do is stoke it with questions.

Students will get to the learning opportunity with the appropriate guidance.

...and when I'm giving that kinda guidance .... teaching is fun!

If you want some free scoop (research and step-by-step guide) on an effective critical thinking technique then click this link ....


Wishing you the best life has to offer!

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Comment by Chelsie Sinsel on April 6, 2009 at 10:19am
I agree that in order to be having fun the students need to be learning. Many teachers give "free days" or "work days" that are not necessary. These days take away from the precious learning time that students have in the classroom. Teachers need to be excited to teach the material and teach as much as they can in the little amount of time students have in the classroom.
Comment by Kate Fanelli on April 6, 2009 at 3:00pm
I know it's been a good day when kids complain that their heads hurt. I tell them "Good, that means you're learning something" or "Good, that means I'm doing my job." I liked your post. It gave me pause to think about the last time the kids complained about their heads hurting. I think it has been too long...


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