Back in the Saddle Again

I’ve only worked seven days so far this year, but today was the third third time I was invited back by a teacher who appreciates my work and trusts that I’ll take good care of her students. Pretty gratifying.

I had a couple of boys today who had some attitude issues about accepting my authority as someone who was not their “real” teacher. I was able to bring them around though by joking with them, by giving them some responsibility and by asking for their help or opinion.

I was also flattered today when a young teacher whose class I was in yesterday asked my advice on why her kids did so badly on a math test I’d given them.

Quote of the day: “Mr. Brown, was Albert Einstein a human or a robot?”

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