Month: February 2017

On coloring

<Today, if my students finished their timed writings, they had the option to color. ALL of my 4A students chose to color.>

“Miss, I see what you mean now. This is the most relaxed I’ve been all week.”
“I know, right? I came in here wanting to punch someone out, and now I don’t even want to a little bit.”
“This is the most valuable thing you’ve taught us all year.”



On Fbook personalities

<Today, to infuse some levity into my lesson on theme, I included a bonus warm up by asking them to identify the theme of Pastor Fred’s video.>

“That’s me. That’s me in 10 years.”
“10 years? That’s me tomorrow.”
“He know he right. He know.”

On returning compliments.

<Today, I told all my classes that I love them and they’re the reason I come to work. These are two of the responses I got.>

“Aw, thanks, Miss. You’re my favorite English teacher this year.”

“Nice. I’m’a go rate you on Yelp. 10 out of 10. Would recommend.”

On el presidente

<Teaching my English Speakers of Other Languages sophomore class today, we were trying to write a persuasive paper on why making decisions using bias and prejudice are unfair…>

“Right, so now that we know what bias and prejudice are, what do we call some of the people who DO make decisions on bias or prejudice?”
“Okay, sure. Now what other titles do people call him BECAUSE he does this?”
“What else?”

They did eventually get there, but I need to be a little more cautious, perhaps, with my English language learners…