The Best Compliment Ever.

May 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm (Creative Writing, Education, Kids, Student Teaching) (, , , , , , )

I’m not very creative. Occasionally, I fool myself into thinking that I’m witty and original, but the harsh facts are these: whatever I’ve said, it’s been said before; whatever I’ve done, it’s been done before. End of story.

However, I did have a really cool moment in student teaching yesterday. We’re in the middle of state testing – not a fun time for anyone – and I was helping proctor the test for a small group of kids. Well, they finished and we gave them papers to colour, legos to play with, the whole nine yards. I got out my laptop because, let’s face it, that California English Language Development Test (CELDT) paper is not going to write itself (see how unoriginal I am? Perfect example!). With one eye on the kids and the other on my screen, I tapped away, pushing through the paper.

But this time of uninterrupted productivity did not last. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm (Education, Kids, Student Teaching) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

So at an unnamed school at an unnamed time I was working with some unnamed students.

There’s one that cries. A lot. At first I felt bad. Then I realized this kid would cry if you gave them candy and they’d cry just the same if you kicked them out of the classroom. There’s your background. Read the rest of this entry »

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