No school for a couple of weeks. The last term has felt like an endless extended epilogue to the pandemic year. So the Easter break has been welcome relief. I thought I’d put up a couple of my older teaching moments. From more innocent days.
Teaching Moment of the Week No.1:
Kid says, "I can't figure you out. Your face looks like you're in your twenties but your hair is in your fifties." Fair enough. I'll take that.
Teaching Moment of the Week No.2:
“Of course I’ll remember that,” said the kid, “I’ve got a photographic memory…”
… Tumbleweed, etc…
Eventually the kid says, “What was the question?”
Teaching Moment of the Week No.3:
Day one in a rough inner-city secondary school, teaching guitar to two boisterous year 7 boys.
Leon is being deliberately annoying to Marc.
Marc: It’s like I could kill you sometimes.
Leon: (to me): Sir! Sir! He threatened to kill me.
Marc: No I didn’t. It was a metaphor.
Leon: No it wasn’t. It was a simile.
After a moment’s pause, they shook hands in recognition of the moment.