Let me begin by saying that I still suck at teaching….but I’m getting better. Hell, if I keep improving at this rate, I might advance to “below average” soon. If I really work hard, I could reach “aggressively mediocre” within a month.
I just finished planning a lesson, and I think it’s a good one. With a couple of notable exceptions, my last few lessons have flopped hard. I seriously misjudged the amount of time that activities would take. Every class, I had to figure out how to burn five minutes of dead air. It did not go well.
I came in ready to work a tough class schedule this morning and someone told me that all of my high school classes were cancelled. Apparently they’re all taking some sort of big important test. I decided not to look a gift horse in the mouth – I went straight to my office and started planning for my middle school class today. It’s looking like a solid plan. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Until next time.