Middle of Week 2
So I survived until Week 2!.. Will I be able to go to the end? I don't know right now.
Yesterday was a pretty good day. It went really fast actually. Again, I'm not checking homework and it was a long weekend, but I think the quiz I gave them was a bit more difficult than they were used to. Me being a softy, is feeling sorry for them. I mean kids who got 5/5 on their first quiz got a 1/5, and I know how that feels when you know you're a top-notch student and you get defeated by a little quiz. It's not the end of the world, they know if they do their homework than they will do good on the quiz. The chapter exam, I wouldn't be as hard. So that's where they can prove to me they're getting the concepts.
I wonder what they think of me. Am I an easy-teacher? or a hard-ass? I'm definitely easy-going, I don't really have set standards in my class of which I should. I mean, I don't scrutinize students who do their work in pen or don't show all their work. It's just going to bite them back in the butt when they mess up a question. I'm not here to hold their hand, and it sucks because some of them do need that. They're old enough to take responsibility in their learning, it's up to them to step up.
My co-op tells me I'm very comfortable up there. So he said to make some goals on what to tweak to make things in the class perfect. Here are some:
- push the kids who are not doing anything to do something at least.
- check on kids who are not doing so well, make sure they understand it
- try not to make the atmosphere "too relaxed"
So these are what I should work on. So all in all, yesterday was a good day. I think the good days are the days when I lecture most of the period. No discipline problems.. so that's good to note.
Frosh Girls Volleyball tryouts started yesterday, which was interesting. I have no experience in coaching and very little in volleyball. I mean as interns, we are not suppose to coach so I'm wondering what they need us for than. Until than I guess.
I feel like I have so much stuff to do everyday. I think it is time for schedule time. Knowing me.. I probably will not follow it.