Day 14: 5 things you are grateful to have learned in your teaching career
- Anger doesn’t do anyone any good. And letting that anger out at a kid or a class really doesn’t do anyone any good. It just makes me feel guilty afterward, embarrasses the kid or class, and hurts the precious relationships that I am trying to build with my students.
- Sometimes, we all need to have a “movie day” and it’s easier to make that day a real day of learning if you have plans made in advance.
- Some kids live and die by their notebooks. Some kids will never take notes. Who does better on the test can be surprising. Everyone learns differently.
- “If a native speaker can understand it, it’s not wrong” is not a bad motto in Spanish 1 and 2
- The grammar page in the textbook is not the boss. Logical planning, comprehensible input, authentic resources, and real acquisition of language are much more important.