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Each time I would stop the class and address it so everyone could hear it.
I was drained, and not in a good, long, productive-day kind of way. I had planned to go back to my office and jot down some initial notes on the day, but I was so drained I couldn’t do anything that involved mental effort (so instead I watched TV) and I was in bed by .Wiggins noted in his follow-up that his daughter’s experiences mirrored his own and aligned well with the the responses on surveys that his organization gives to students. I waited 14 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. This is the first year I am working in a school but not teaching my own classes; I am the High School Learning Coach, a new position for the school this year.My job is to work with teachers and administrators to improve student learning outcomes.As part of getting my feet wet, my principal suggested I “be” a student for two days: I was to shadow and complete all the work of a 10 grade student on another day.It’s really hard to do, and not something we ask adults to do day in and out.
Think back to a multi-day conference or long PD day you had and remember that feeling by the end of the day – that need to just disconnect, break free, go for a run, chat with a friend, or surf the web and catch up on emails.
If there was a test, I took it (I passed the Spanish one, but I am certain I failed the business one).
My class schedules for the day (Note: we have a block schedule; not all classes meet each day): The schedule that day for the 10 I could not believe how tired I was after the first day.
I felt especially bad about opportunities I had missed in the past in this regard.
If I could go back and change my classes now, I would immediately: I lost count of how many times we were told be quiet and pay attention.
That is how students often feel in our classes, not because we are boring but because they have been sitting and listening most of the day already. In addition, there was a good deal of sarcasm and snark directed at students and I recognized, uncomfortably, how much I myself have engaged in this kind of communication.