Midweek List: what student teaching taught me

I did my student teaching in an inner-city school in Lexington, Kentucky with a wonderful supervising teacher, Mrs. S. I am grateful for the experience, and thankful to Mrs. S. and all of the other teachers who open up their classrooms for the sake of helping new teachers learn the ropes. These are the top five lessons that I took […]

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eyes in the back of the head?

This one goes out to all the students out there who think that just because a teacher is in front of the classroom, she can’t see what you are doing at your desk: When you put your head down and sneak a snack from your desk. We see. When you are playing with little eraser statues in your desk. We see. […]

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the fifth grader who meowed

  Here’s one to add to the “things they didn’t teach me in college” file. It was the first day of my second year teaching.  I was abounding with the confidence of having survived my first year and was thrilled when my new fifth graders came pouring into my portable. The students, still in first day honeymoon mode, were quiet […]

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