I have some time to think of the kind of teacher I want to be. Will I be everyone’s friend and become that pushover teacher that everyone takes advantage of? Or will I be the teacher who makes children cry?
It’s partially a joke but not really.
- I will reward you for effort and creativity. Bake your paper into a giant fortune cookie and you will get an automatic A.
- I will reward you for wit. If I ask you what a bar line is on a test and you write “a queue of men and women who can’t wait to down a shot” I will give you points.
- I will take points off if your powerpoint looks like this:
- I will take more points off if I catch you reading from your powerpoint.
- Don’t ever ask me how long your paper is supposed to be. Just develop your ideas fully.
- If you’re like me in school and can get As without trying, you’re going to have to do a little more to get an A. I expect the best from everyone. Doing your assignments during lunch (I can see the spaghetti sauce stains) is not your best. Half-ass your work and I’ll half-ass your grade.
- I will expect you to dress up your language in my classroom. You can say whatever you want however you want outside of school. But like the way you might don a suit to an interview, dress up your words.