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Today is D's first day standing in front of a class instead of working with kids one-on-one. He's been given ten minutes to introduce the unit.

He went over it with me yesterday and it took twenty minutes. Oops. I told him he did a good job and it was really informative and interesting, but it's too long and he needed to cut some things. He said yeah but he didn't want to cut anything. So he tried again, just racing through it and reading right off the slides. That alone took nine minutes.

So we'll see.

He's pretty nervous, not about the speaking part, but because he says my sister gave him a complex when she asked/joked if he was going to be like our notoriously boring high school history teacher. Lord, that man could drone. I told D, no, you're not like that, and my biggest problem with that class was not the droning, but that it was first period, and so that droning was happening at 7:30 am when I wasn't even awake yet.

I told him he should be like Mr. Feeny.

Current Mood: amused amused
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4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
serena_b From: serena_b Date: September 27th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I always wanted to be a high school history teacher. I loooooove history (especially European history! i may or may not have an obsession with Mary Queen of Scots...)

I think one of the reasons I wanted to be a history teacher so much was because I had such a great history teacher in high school. I really miss those days...

Anyway, I wish him luck!
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 27th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I'll pass it on!

I like hearing his stories about the classes he's observing. There's a kid he jokingly refers to as his "nemesis" that asks him weird questions about why he wants to be a teacher and stuff.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: September 27th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hah, that's funny. Maybe he's just curious? lol
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: September 28th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Curious and weird! He's apparently like, "So why so late to the teaching game?" and "You know teachers don't make any money, right?"
4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence