I know we've all had a moment like this. You're so looking forward to your day; you are on top of your game: a rockin' lesson in hand, learning to incite. It's a kicking butt and taking names kind of day. And then...
the unexpected code red
the computer explodes
that kid in the back seizes
You get the idea. Whatever it is, you've got a hot lesson on hand but no time or resources to complete it. It happens too often - perhaps even too often for you to remember a specific time.
The incident that comes to mind for me is from my first year. I had taken some work home to finish up some planning for the week. I had my very first observation the next day; I was a little nervous but felt prepared. I pulled into the parking lot and realized: I left my resources at home. I had planned to have students create movie posters w/ taglines based on the short story we'd just read (working on our "main idea" and media communication skillz). Like a good teacher, I knew my students would need models, so I had found four great examples of movie posters and printed them, all fancy-like, on a transparency . But, fear not! Good teachers are resourceful. After a short period of
And my evaluation? It went pretty well. Recommended Area to Strengthen: Use of Technology.
Oh, Administration. You kidders, you.