A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned

Amazing insight here. Thanks to Sharon Levin
BLOG: http://www.lifeliteraturelaughter.com
for sharing.

Granted, and...

The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she describes is any different than my own experience in sitting in HS classes for long periods of time. And this report of course accords fully with the results of our student surveys. 

I have made a terrible mistake.

I waited fourteen years to do something that I should have done my first year of teaching: shadow a student for a day. It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. Most of it!

This is the first year I am working in a school but not teaching…

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I am an author of fiction for tweens and teens.
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4 Responses to A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned

  1. chrissiepollock says:

    Excellent and insightful. Thanks for sharing that. Very thought-provoking.

  2. Even teachers can learn. Interesting indeed. I commend the teacher in this instance for keeping an open mind after having been covering the other side of the spectrum for so long.

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