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.