- There will come a day when you will find yourself staring at your closet trying to come up with an outfit professional enough for Parent/Teacher Conferences, yet durable enough to survive Emergency Drill Day.
- Some days, teaching is like herding cats. You get a lot more attitude than progress.
- It doesn't matter how well you plan, some lessons bomb. It doesn't mean that you are a bad teacher or that your students are bad students.
- You can't save them all. Education is a two-way street, and even when you are giving it all you've got, if you haven't got a cooperative party on the other end, you will be limited in your outcomes. It's one of those hard truths.
- Teaching is the least of what you do during the day. Depending on the day, you may be parent, therapist, first responder, actress, and chief cook and bottle washer. And that's probably a slow day.
- Some days are just movie days. Embrace it and move on. (That came from my cooperating teacher when I was student teaching.)
- Hands-on projects are awesome, but there are some things you only learn through repitition and practice. It's not fun, but it is necessary. (That's another one from Mrs. Hille!)
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Things "They" Don't Teach You In College
Let me take a minute and talk to my fellow teachers. I don't know about where you went to school, but now that I have been in education for eight years, I see that there were a lot of useless things my professors really wanted me to know, and a whole bunch of things they forgot to tell me. For instance:
Posted by Katie at Thursday, October 21, 2010