Teaching is supposed to be fun….   2 comments

….. where has all the fun gone in teaching?

My classes were rigorous …. I had the students working.

….today these digital kids have so much energy … I figured ou tthe hard way I have to use energy to my advantage or else they’re a fast moving train that’s ’bout to run me over.

I was talking to a teacher friend the other day and we were reminiscing …… we had both been reading and talking to other folks …. all we were hearing ….from many different sources …..was about the pain of teaching ……

This fella and I have similar tastes in learning … we made the kids do the work. We like to be a guide for students …..

…being the sage in class just doesn’t work for us…. apparently it’s not working for a lot of teachers nowadays.

I want my students leaving class exhausted … so I use every tidbit of conversation to fire up critical thinking … once that fire is burning ….

…all I have to do is stoke it with questions.

Students will get to the learning opportunity with the appropriate guidance.

…and when I’m giving that kinda guidance …. teaching is fun!

If you want some free scoop (research and step-by-step guide) on an effective critical thinking technique then click this link ….

http://www.educationreporting.com/edtools/free-offer.htm

Wishing you the best life has to offer,
Jack

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Posted March 26, 2009 by Jack in critical thinking, students, teacher

2 responses to “Teaching is supposed to be fun….

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  1. I often felt that I learned as much from my students as they learned from me.
    Our classes were 120 minutes long, so I always told my students that we would work a little, learn a little, and have a little fun. I taught at-risk students and they appreciated that.
    Besides, isn’t science always fun anyway??

  2. Hey, I agree …. science is always fun! I tell my students that without science life wouldn’t exist ….. but then they tend to take that so seriously … I have fun getting them to lighten up about it! Steu

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