Saturday, October 2, 2010

Another Great Law of Teaching

Item #1

A simple one, really...

Give them the freedom to choose a partner, and they will get the work done.

It seems totally contradictory, but the level of effort I get from these kids when I put them in partners is not even close to when they choose their own.

I wonder how this would work in research projects/groups. You always have those kids who don't want to join one. Hm.

Item #2

On LDSSingles, a 49-year old divorced man with two children wanted to match our profiles. Um, seriously? That is wrong on so many levels. First of all, my DAD is 47. Secondly, his kids are probably all the same ages as me and my siblings. Thirdly, WTF could he even be thinking that would make him imagine that I would even be slightly interested? I might understand if he looked like Brad Pitt. But let's be honest, no normal 49-year olds look like Brad Pitt.

Item #3

I am pretty sure a student called me a bitch the other day. I wasn't sure if I heard it or not, so I didn't address it. Surprisingly, it didn't hurt my feelings at all. Like, at all. haha. What am I coming to?

Item #4

I am way behind in my planning this term... I'm doing lesson plans a day ahead of time. This happened because the original plans I had have all gotten messed up because the book is taking so much longer than I expected. I'm also terrible at making decisions. We've got to start our inquiry and research this week and I haven't even decided what we're going to focus on. UUUUGH!! I'm stressed. On top of spending hours on homework every Saturday morning for the next two years of my life, I'm not sure how well this is gonna go.

Item #5

I don't have a fifth item, but ending on #4 is just weird.


1 comment:

StacyB said...

A fabulous idea...they have to drive each other to success! #5 - should have been "I will have a relaxing weekend".