Posts Tagged ‘paradigm’
My students have trouble understanding me when I talk to them. It’s hard to divorce myself from my too-recent college experience and remember what it’s like to live with parents, to have an allowance, to be so sick of that third-period government teacher who assigns way too much homework.
If I could get in their heads, somehow figure out how they see the world, try to understand that adolescent paradigm — my word of the week, in part because of the neato “-gm” digraph — I could be such a better teacher. I thought I had some small advantage over current teachers simply because I’m so much closer in age to these students.
I don’t. Continue Reading »
I don’t teach English, but my master teacher does. This doesn’t matter except when I’m her substitute.
I used my master teacher’s lesson plan and an improvised method, I taught the class how to understand of this article, originally published in The New York Times.