Thursday, November 4, 2010

Students Teaching

Students teach teachers everyday, be it a new perspective on an old subject, a bit of information that builds on the content or even just how to let snarkiness wash over you without a negative reaction. Practice makes perfect!

I teach a class that is all about teaching students what it's like to be a teacher. The official class name is ACE (Academic Commitment to Education) but we call it pre-teaching. This week the students are teaching each other something that they know how to do: cake decorating, making a god's eye, juggling, performing the perfect volleyball spike and the procedures for being an indispensable library aide. Should school really be this much fun?

Research says that you learn better when you are having fun. If that is true, my ACE class will be education geniuses by the end of the year.

Do you love your job? Tell me about it.


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