So, the other day, I was talking with Ashley toward the end of class and mentioned shead been absent a lot, so I asked if she had been ill. She said, aNo. Weave been getting the place ready for my parents. Theyare coming home.a aReally?a I was a bit puzzled. aYeah, a she said, aI pick dad up from prison on Monday and mom on Wednesday.a When a kid walks into class, he or she is carrying baggage. This is the reality: The most important thing for teachers to teach kids is that learning is fun and that they can do it. If they donat learn this, it doesnat matter what else is taught. Someone Elseas Problem just walked in your classroom (With apologies to Douglas Adamsas The Hitchhikeras Guide to the Galaxy). They donat cover this kind of thing in education classes in college, and they also donat tell you about students coming to school hungry for food or love. To assume that your job as a teacher is just to teach subject matter is like a blind man describing an elephant. The Elephant in the Classroom was walking the halls of Columbine.This is the reality: The most important thing for teachers to teach kids is that learning is fun and that they can do it. If they donat learn this, it doesnat matter what else is taught.
|Title||:||The Elephant in the Classroom|
|Publisher||:||Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency - 2014-11-04|