Some extremely important questions I have from today’s experience: How do these kids do this every single day? How do they keep up a good work ethic when they work from 7:50 to 12:20 with only 5 minutes to rush to the next class? By fifth period, I just wanted to play Candy Crush. It was so hard to sit quietly and read. How do they rush from room to room to then sit for 50 more minutes? Our school is huge by the way and it really does take the full five minutes in traffic to get from some point A’s to some point B’s! How then do they participate in all the extracurriculars and do homework from all classes and study for multiple tests while still maintaining passing grades? How out of touch am I that I didn’t realize how difficult so much of this was? And most importantly, how in the world do their bladders wait so long for relief?
4. All of our teachers (at least the ones I visited) seem to really care about their students. They show it in many different ways. Some laugh and joke (those were the classes I remember most), some showed a very human and relatable side, some were actively involved in the learning process (lecture, q & a), while some served as facilitators.
TLCShare is authored by Nira Dale, Apple Distinguished Educator and ELA Instructional Specialist of Florence City Schools. Nira has designed TLCShare as a platform for educators to co-author meaningful reflections as practitioners in their classrooms and across the school district.