I THOUGHT THIS WAS KIDDING SOGMLASG
(via distraughtfirelord)Source: dont-blink-korra
Well, today was quite an experience. My former Cooperating Teacher was absent so she asked me if I wasn’t doing anything if I’d want to go in and help out the students with their essays. I had been going back and forth on whether I was going to go or not. As of 9pm last night I wasn’t going to go. My coworker there convinced me that she wanted to see me and I should come in. They had a sub assigned to the class and I was there as a volunteer or sorts. Today was my college graduation. I had decided not to go a while back for a number of reasons.
Five minutes into the first period class, my principal comes on and puts us into lockdown. My class was in the computer lab and the lab tech locked all the doors and sent us all the way three rooms back, locking the doors behind us. That’s the procedure for her room. I didn’t even think to grab my phone or computer even though I knew I had the Crisis Response Plan on them. Whatever. Another teacher was in the next room and came in with us. He had his phone, thankfully to get updates from our emails. We sat in the PITCH BLACK (no windows for three classrooms on either side and all lights off) for 2 hours. Almost every student had a panic attack. One boy worked himself up so much he nearly peed his pants. But I’m so glad I was there for them. They felt safer with me there. They kept looking to me for guidance and I think I helped them. I am glad I did not go to graduation. I was needed at that school. I was useful there. My students needed me. Even if they aren’t technically my students anymore.
We are ok! We went into lockdown as a precaution after an armed robber tried to hide in the area.
On another note, I told the kids that I’d probably be back in the school subbing starting next week at least sometimes. Multiple students said something like, “I hope Mrs. A gets sick so you can be our substitute all the time.” One kid even said, “I hope she falls down the stairs so she’ll be out for a while.” OMG! So awful! I kept having to yell at them for it. I’m glad they miss me but honestly, this is crazy! I feel awful because I know they say this in front of her too.
I am subbing with one service system (coordinates 5 districts) and one separate district for the rest of this year. I hope this means that I can work every day from now til the end of the school years (each ends on different days). I also hope that this will help me get my foot in the door for a position at any of these schools.
At least this keeps me in schools and helps me make some money for a while.. Pay off my cruise and the booze I know I’ll drink while on said cruise.
So much of my job requires me to not think about how goofy/laughable/foolish/ridiculous I must look in front of large groups of teenagers nearly every moment of every day.
I recently tried to explain to my students that I am a different person when I leave the classroom. They didn’t believe me.
To explain the significance of the religious metaphors in Romeo and Juliet’s first conversation, I said something along the lines of, “He didn’t just go up to her and say, ‘GIIIIIIIIIIRL, you look GOOOOOD!’”
That’s high on the list of things I would never say/impersonate in real life.
D. All of the above.
My teacher persona would shock many who know me only outside the classroom, I think. It’s very much not my norm.
E. None of the above.
I’m pretty much exactly the same in and outside of the classroom. I mean I am laughable and ridiculous but I am also laughable and ridiculous in real life.
Anyone else with me?
I’m the same mostly. I’m toned down in some ways and played up in other ways, I guess. I’m still a sarcastic, lovable, easily excited, caring, loud person in and out of my classroom.
I swear like a sailor outside of the class though.Source: tomesaway
Bloom’s Taxonomy and Twitter
This would make for an interesting day in class. I have had my students create a twitter conversation between characters before, but it would be nice to extend it a bit.
yes please. my students loved making a twitter for a character. this would be a great extension for the future
(via mrsbowman)Source: teachbytes.com