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I teach history. The last time I took a history class was in high school. This hasn’t been a problem so far — I know U.S. history and I know American government like the back of my hand.
As of Wednesday, I’ve added on a world history class. Believe you-me, I was unprepared.
On a whim, I took up my third period of student teaching on a regular basis this week. Unlike the other two American government classes — seniors are so easy to work with — my third period is a world history class. With sophomores.
To make matters worse, this master teacher has a style that commands attention while ignoring side conversations, his booming voice very easily speaking over them. I don’t fault him for it. It works for him — just not for me.
These might seem like separate problems. Usually, they are. Continue Reading »
Those first three words are all it takes. I was all by myself, but I did well enough.
My master teacher made both her copies and mine in preparation for her week off on sick leave. She said she’d check in, if needed, to assure her students that she was alive: not deathly ill, abducted by aliens or in Disneyland. It wasn’t needed, having no problems keeping them under control and having assured her students she was still alive.
After, of course, insisting that she was deathly ill, abducted by aliens and in Disneyland. Continue Reading »