Thursday, May 15, 2008

I WILL TEACH ENGLISH!

Well I have had an interesting day - normal stuff (before school theory, two senior classes, year 9s, yard duty and tutoring a new percussion student in my year 8 band) then I had a bit of a rant, which I believe you need to at least one or two times a fortnight to express your stance. (Maybe that is a little too often but then I have had a few rants at work this last week.)

The highlight of the day was Frogdancer asking me if I would like to be an extra teacher in her ESL class one period a week. I accepted gleefully.

Now I am not sure of what my exact role in the class will be, but I do know that Frogdancer will let me know. Today she did help me to some degree with that already. Apparently I have to speak really slowly, loudly and wherever possible use my hands in wild gesticulations. (Thanks to Mr Scott as well for the last piece of advice.) I told my Year 11 class that I would be team teaching with Frogdancer and they told me that they would like to see that combination......

Frogdancer told her class that I would be coming in one period a week - apparently they were just a little concerned. Well I do talk fast, I am a crazy woman and they were worried that I would be teaching them English and I am "the music teacher". I think they calmed down once Frogdancer told them that I would be there as her assistant - although she might be reconsidering her decision to ask me as I did advise her that I could learn lots about English. She muttered something about her teaching me English at the side of the class whilst the students did their own thing in the rest of the room........not sure if she was deadly serious or joking.

2 comments:

Frogdancer said...

If you're in luck you'll be in one of the classes where I have to explain what 'cunt' means, or explain why God invented deodorant and why kids should invest in some, or maybe you'd prefer the Vegemite tasting class... always good for a laugh.

River said...

You and Frogdancer teaching together--boy would I love to be a fly on that wall....