Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fun in the Classroom

Late last week Kristin commented to me that I had lost that smile and bright face that my supervising teacher had noticed previously.  That kind of upset me, until I noticed that she was right.  With my 10th graders especially I was not giving them my all and really having fun in the classroom.  I am enjoying my placement, my students, and my life at AHS – shouldn’t I show that to my students?  I think so!  So over the past few days I have tried to keep that idea at the forefront of my mind as I have been teaching.  

I am having fun teaching, my students are having fun in the classroom (or at least when they are not taking a test), so why can’t I smile, joke around, and have a good time?  That will be a focus for week seven.