Tuesday, September 27, 2005

apparently, some people know what they're talking about

So i'm a teacher. I'm new at this game. I thought teachers did things to complicate my life. You know, little things like lesson plans, write out how projects should be turned in by students. . . you know, the various paper work that teachers do. But today i realized, that i get up in the front of the class room, and i have just a little idea of what i'll be doing during the class. Sometimes i don't have any idea. Then it hit me. I had a lesson planned!

So, when i say people know what they're talking about, i'm talking about the self-help gurus and people who say "plan your work, and work your plan" and its catchy and non-catchy versions. When you have a plan, you don't have to wing it. When i wing it, i'm asking myself am i doing it right more than i'm paying attention to what i'm doing or saying. Sometimes it isn't practice makes perfect, which i thought was how people became better teachers. Rather its knowing pretty much what you're going to do on a moment-to-moment basis.

So all of this planning and scheduling, its really an awareness exercise. When you have the big picture sorted out, you can hammer at the details of it. Lemme find out some people know what they're talking about?!
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