Teaching History (Repeated)

| IL, USA | Learning | April 2, 2014

(It is my first year teaching, and I am teaching at the high school I used to attend. A former teacher of mine is my mentor.)

Me: “I’m having so much trouble with my second block class. Whenever I ask anyone a question, they answer “tree-fitty” (350)! I can’t get them to say anything else!”

Former Teacher: “Oh, I understand completely. I had one class a few years back that was just awful. They would all drop their pencils at exactly 10:35 every single day. I ignored them, so they moved on to dropping their notebooks, and finally their textbooks. I didn’t know how I was supposed to react!”

Me: “Uh… that was my class…”

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