I know I'm a nerd, but I would put one of those bumper stickers on the back of my car that says, "I'd rather be teaching..."
I know, LOSER!
But I would! Besides playing with my kids, being with hubby, eating and sleeping, (not necessarily in that order) I would rather be teaching.
And I got to for 3, sometimes more, classes a day, the last 6 days! I was asked by the middle school english and social studies teachers to explain the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the 8th grade and introduce a joint project! I know! So exciting!
It was like spreading my wings and flying!
I made a Prezi, which is like powerpoint on crack, and I like playing with it. I just kept adding stuff to it, like I was addicted. I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning for 2 nights getting it ready, and even added stuff to it during the day! And what was supposed to be 1 or 2 days stretched into a week. I promise I wasn't trying to steal the class away, the teachers were very supportive and encouraged me to dive in, which I did, with a vengeance!
I got to add great critical thinking questions and pry open their minds to make them think about the issue in a new way, and relate it to them personally, and ask great questions and lead discussion.
It was pure joy! Imagine me, like that dog with his head stuck out the window and his tongue rolling out, feeling the wind blow through my fur (or hair, whatever).
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