Wednesday, October 15, 2008

teaching is...


This is one of my assignments I've given the students here. Its a start, lame as it might look. But I like to drag them up to the front with me to answer bizarre scenarios where they have to think on their feet and be creative. Why did you come to the disco dressed like a man? I saw you driving on the wrong side of the road with your face painted blue, what were you doing? I heard you were standing on your head eating bananas and shouting at people in front of the school, explain this. Anything, I'll take anything they say.... as long as its imaginative. And that is the challenge, they have never been asked to be creative. I feel like a loony up there, especially when I notice their confused faces laughing at me, but I'm hoping it will bring about something valuable. Teaching is tough, and I'm giving it my all....trial by fire.

3 comments:

flip said...

Hi Paige. It's nice to know some people still believe that being creative is something good, and worth the work you're putting on it.

PCB said...

Fire away!

mom said...

If all students could have such inspiring teachers! I know you make learning fun for them and something they'll remember for years and years to come.