WHY I LOVE TEACHING HS
I fucking hated every one of my teachers when I was a kid. I got into education to make learning enjoyable and relevant. This is the best of just one day.
- •30 young women dancing in their seats, singing along to Beyonce's Grown Woman while responding to a quick writing prompt in my women's studies class.This was a magical moment. Maybe you had to be there, but I swear, it is the highlight of my career so far.
- •The super quiet student raised her hand three times to contribute to a class discussion, and I called on her each time.Her confidence is becoming visible!
- •"I was an asshole when I was a freshman. Sorry about that," a now junior told me at the end of the day.I said, "Awww, you were just a kid. Now you're grown up!" He was an asshole, though, but he had just lost his mother. Poor kid.
- •I got a standing ovation.I can't even remember why.
- •Students said thank you when they left the class. This happens every day. They are the best.