|Nothing like a gigantic waterfall to quench the thirst.|
So now my third year as a teacher is underway. I'm excited because I don't have graduate school this year, so I can actually think about how I teach. I was really getting sick of thinking on the run and coming up with lesson activities while showering or napping in the subway.
This year, I'm also teaching advisory for the first time. Advisory is basically a "life-skills" course offered in high school. I'm pretty sure this is just a New York State thing, as I didn't have advisory in high school in Illinois. I'm supposed to lead discussions around big issues like racism, teen pregnancy, and drug dealing. Students will also have the opportunity to consider their post-secondary options (college, trade schools, etc.) and apply.
Sounds pretty nifty, but I get the feeling most of the kids will say, "Yo Mista, what up with this hippie circle jerk, kumbaya bullshit?" To this, I will respond:
No talking in the circle jerk, please.Here's to another year packed with struggle, perverted jokes, and a lot of fun.