Math = Love: Things I Never Thought I'd Do As A Teacher

Friday, January 31, 2014

Things I Never Thought I'd Do As A Teacher

These past couple of weeks have been interesting.  I present to you: Things I Never Thought I'd Do As A Teacher.

I never thought I'd help a student fix the zipper on her jeans.  Don't worry.  She wasn't wearing them.  And, she was fully clothed.  I'm pretty sure the only reason she brought them to me to fix was because our FACS teacher had already gone home for the day.  And, I was one of only two teachers left in the school building.

I just hope this doesn't become a regular thing.  The next day, the student announced to the class, "Hey everybody!  If you have any jeans where the zipper is messed up, bring them to Ms. Hagan.  She is a miracle worker when it comes to fixing jeans!"

Jeans

I also never thought I'd teach a lesson while students were holding infant simulators.  As part of our FACS I curriculum, students have to care for a baby from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m.  I had two male students in my 6th hour class bring their babies to class with them.  The babies had yet to turn on, but my female students were instantly drawn to the babies.  The insisted on taking them out of their carriers and holding them for the ENTIRE class period.  They managed to get all their work done, so I didn't mind.  

Infant Simulator in Student Arms in Class

Infant Simulator in Carrier
I never got a picture of the other infant because he was continually in someone's arms.  But, here is his carrier and his diaper bag.

Infant Gear

3 comments:

  1. I spent one class period this month teaching while sewing a button back on to a student's coat. Even 10 years in as a teacher, I still find things that I never thought I would do.

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    1. This is definitely not a dull profession we have chosen!

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    2. This is definitely not a dull profession we have chosen!

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