Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Teaching is Hard!!

Today, I spent the day as a volunteer teacher in a local school. Since the students were well behaved, I had a good time. Nevertheless, I am exhausted for the following reasons:

  1. I spent the entire day on my feet and moving around the room;
  2. Keeping 20 kids involved in the lessons for an entire day was difficult and mentally taxing.
  3. Our curriculum was provided by a third-party. Nevertheless, I spent 2 hours preparing for the class.
  4. I do not have any papers to grade tonight. My wife, who is a real teacher, does. Furthermore, she has to prepare her own curriculum.

I love my wife and know she works hard. By spending the day in her shoes, I feel her pain.

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