Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How students are like hostages and bar patrons

Sometimes chuckling at a little irreverent teaching advice is the only thing that can get me through a day of A+ adversity.


"Just yell at your students... Not that they are in trouble, but they are hostages... Beat them with knowledge."
-said by my brilliant friend Bess, who is student teaching, plays in a washboard band, and has a daddy that resembles Mr. Miyagi...a lot






"After lunch the clock moves much slowly than our students do. Your class begins to remind you of a bar full of little drunk people: They want constant attention and often don’t realize how loud they are talking. They have short attention spans; rarely think of the consequences of their actions; and, as you will find out tomorrow, they don’t always remember what happened the day before.” 
-From the brilliant book, "See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers" by Roxanna Elden

Cheekily yours,
Ms. P

2 bonus points:

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Only AFTER lunch?!?!?!

Beth said...

Congratulations and TAG, YOU'RE IT! I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award :)
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