Even after 3 weeks of actually teaching I realize that everyone is right when they say that you can't spend all of your time trying to change the world. I am happy if I can get everyone to write one complete, correct sentence by the end of the 2 hour class period every day.
21 July, 2008
bad person? maybe. good teacher?
After the weekend I had (minus the amazing Santogold performance in the park sunday) I was expecting to have a horrible time during my evaluation this morning. But somehow it was the best lesson I have ever taught- my students remembered things we learned last week (maybe they studied for the first time this summer) and even the one who dislikes me so much that she usually leaves the room when I teach volunteered to share answers with the class.