I taught Mon, Wed, and Friday this week.
Wednesday went really well, and I was on cloud 9 after some great discussions around Hamlet in the 12 AP classes. Thursday I was exhausted and stayed home with a migraine. Today, Friday, I still have half a headache but still taught for my 2nd formal observation. Wednesday was no fluke! I’ve got the hang of how long it takes to do things, and I’m slowly learning to ask the students probing questions rather then tell them what I want them to know.
Teaching from a knowledge-construction theory is hard.
And I’m learning things about myself. In a teaching setting, my type-A personality traits tend to show like a poorly-adjusted slip–I’m a planner, and I like things just so. At the same time, my favorite thing of all is when an interesting conversation actually takes off. It feels a little like flying.
58 teaching days left.