I have oh so many quirks… The weirdest one (and in my opinion the coolest) is that I pick up other people’s accents. I’m pretty good at it, if I do say so myself. It comes from my theater background. I’m not the best, but I do have a nice array of them that I keep handy when needed.
I say when needed because you have no idea how helpful it is to be able to randomly jump into a Jersey accent when trying to teach children who can’t keep their mouths closed.
This is a thing that I have yet to figure out about teaching: I don’t know when it became acceptable to talk over your teachers… not subs, but actual teachers. When I put the kiddos in a seating arrangement, they complain throughout the lesson, or worse they try to talk across the room. If I let them choose their own seat, they ignore me completely. When I speak to them about it, they tell me that’s just how it is. When I point out that it’s disrespectful, they tell me that’s how they act at home, too. Continue reading Day 29: A Weird Quirk of Mine