Anytime a student GETS IT - it being the learning bug passion.
My most exciting teaching moment was today; everyday is a new adventure!
When everything falls into place!
one student who avoided me at first like the plague now makes eye contact, talks to me, and raises his hand in class!from: charla @ peetz
It depends on how you define "exciting." Any moment in which a student learns something is exciting to me!
It is awesome, yet humbling when kids look to you as the authority about a subject.
The rush of kids to see the new book arrivals.
A student that wanted to start filling out college applications...as a sophomore!!!
As an English teacher, I always hope my students will enjoy reading and writing, not just to earn a grade for a class assignment, but to do something above and beyond what we are doing in the classroom. A few years ago a student I had taught in grades 8 and 9 came to me as a junior and asked if I would edit a story he was working on for a writing contest sponsored by a local college. Even if he had not done well in the contest it would have been great just to have someone want to do something like that. As it turned out, he did win a monetary prize that encouraged him to continue with his writing.
Trying to help a sweaty teenage boy quick change into Superman tights during a senior class play.
My most exciting teaching moment: We wer wrapping up genetics and I had incorporated alot about biotechnology and genetics into the general chapters rather than go through the biotechnology chapter specifically. Several students asked for extra lectures about cloning and genetic modification.Since when do high school sophomores ASK for EXTRA lectures?
Gary Sharing about 'nature' with my grandkids. Life on the farm is full of ah ha moments with grandkids from the city.
My most recent exciting teaching moment came a month ago while standing in a room of teachers with their laptops open, working individually with the student they've been assigned to. This was an event that is every instructional leader's dream! Each teacher KNEW their student well and had just a few short minutes during advisory period to go over the student's data and set goals with that child. This was a small activity with amazing results. After the time was up I knew we were successful when Taylor, an 8th grader, caught me in the hallway looking for his assigned teacher. He seemed panicked. I asked, "What can I do for you Taylor?" He replied, "I need more time with Mrs. P because I just learned that I was one point from advanced on my CSAP last year in math and before we take this year's, I have to know more about my data!" While I didn't TEACH Taylor directly, the plan for this student coaching was a dream of my building leadership team, and all they needed was my support to make it happen! EXCITING!!!
My most exciting teaching moment comes years afterwards when a kid comes up and thanks me for something that I've taught them.
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