I caught up on some tv while I was waiting to break my fast last night, and this scene from "Community" on NBC seems like a pretty accurate depiction of my life, except I have younger students and a little more chaos. The entire episode was hilarious, I highly recommend it.
29 September, 2009
What If I Were a Student in my Class?
I spent the last 2 day at a synagogue, mostly not thinking about school. But as I was reading pages of Hebrew, some of which I only see once or twice a year, I couldn't help thinking about my students. Despite the different alphabet, is this how my students feel when I hand them a reading or writing assignment in Spanish? For me, the strategy that works best with Hebrew is to start reading out loud and hope I can get through the word with reasonable speed, which gets easier as I go along. How can I convince my students to go out on a Spanish limb and not feel embarrassed or awkward?