Friday, May 04, 2007

Day 5. What I learned in school.

Nobody is ready for Friday like teachers are ready for Friday.

The Physics room has two boxes of Kleenex. The Chemistry room has none.

Not every senior is counting down the days until graduation. Some are happy with the status quo.

There are parents who e-mail teachers daily.
Teacher websites can be a wonderful thing.

2 out of 5 students surveyed do not know how to correctly input order of operations into a TI-83 calculator.

Those same students will insist each time that the calculator MUST be wrong.

Mr. S1 can be counted on for good lab suggestions.

Mr. S2 can be counted on for "how to get along with kids" suggestions.

Ms. S can be counted on for test and quiz suggestions.

I may need to change my last name to fit into this department.

A new teacher teaching is a novelty. The regular classroom teacher observing from the back of the room is something unheard of. The new teacher's teacher visiting and observing could possibly cause a riot.

It didn't. My hat is off to first period Chemistry, who helped me get top scores in "New teacher teaching". They asked ALL the right questions, at just the right times. One might have thought it to have been scripted. It wasn't.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Sounds like you've had an awesome week! You're actually making me less trepidatious (I think that's a made up word from Disney's Little Mermaid, but it fits) about jumping in to the teaching business this fall. Thanks!