Friday, April 10, 2009

The Greatest Feeling

There are some things that I like about teaching.

I had the same group as yesterday.  They were working on factoring (trinomials).  Some of them "got it" and finished things quickly.  Some of them were still struggling with the concept.  I helped those that I could.

One girl had a question.  I helped her.  She seemed to catch on.  So, I moved on to walking the room and making sure that everyone was okay with the assignment.

A couple minutes later I passed the girl that I had helped.  She was talking to her neighbor.  She was explaining how to do the problem that I had just helped her with.  She was explaining how to do it correctly.  I walked on.

That's the greatest feeling--to know that the girl understood the concept well enough to explain it to a classmate.  That's when I know I'm doing my job right.

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