This blog is a place to ruminate on the problems of teaching. If I am thinking thoughtfully, my posts will hopefully raise more questions than answers. By problematizing teaching we reflect on those questions that are constantly behind, in front, and at center of everything we do in the classroom. Feel free to comment. I'd love to hear what other teachers are thinking about on these and other issues.
Another brief anecdote about my son...a few days ago we had a lot of snow in a short time in Calgary. Driving to work in the morning was treacherous - no snow days here. When it was time to go home I saw a teacher walking away from the parking lot. I stopped my car and asked her where she was going. She said that she was walking to the train station because she doesn't drive when it snows so much because her car gets stuck in the snow. So, I offered to drive her and she was grateful. It took me a few minutes out of my way but I probably saved her a good 20 minutes and the risk of slipping on the ice. After I dropped her off, my son, who was playing with his DS in the back, quietly said, "That was nice." I said, "what was nice?" His response: "What you just did. That was nice."
You think they're not listening or noticing but they are. Our actions DO speak louder than words.
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