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So, a place opened up near school recently called 9Round. It is basically a kickboxing circuit workout. A teacher friend and I went together this afternoon for a free trial round. Oh. My. Lord. It kicked my ass. (Like, I threw up afterward)
How do you guys do this whole working out all the time thing?
Anonymous asked: What's something you wish you had known in high school? (I'm a freshman right now, and I'm curious). What would you want your students to know about being a teacher?
In high school I wish I had known that I was smart. I did not give myself much credit (even though I was in honors/AP classes) and I think this happens to many students of high school age. I think I would have produced better quality work if I had thought my opinions were valid.
Students should understand that teachers are also learners. Although it is nice to think that everything a teacher does is because of the wealth of knowledge they have stored in their brains, often teachers are trying out ideas, concepts, practices that are new to them. And that is ok. When teachers are trying new things it is because they love their students and they want them to have fun and learn. Sometimes things do not o as planned, but that is ok because your teachers will learn from that experience.
Good luck with the rest of your freshman year!
Some days you grade more essays than you originally planned…and you reward yourself with a warm nutella sandwich.
This year (well, next school year) the conference is within reasonable driving distance. I have never been, but I think it might be a good opportunity. Does #education have any thoughts?