Today I had one of those rare euphoria days where teaching English actually felt like I was doing the right thing and contributing to the future of some talented and bright minded kids. Where, at the end of the day I take a step back and look at what I’m doing and say…this is good, really good!
It felt great and gave me a high that lasted all day.
I don’t know what it was, but today I had a class of 6 new students, all 1st year senior high. They just opened up in class and were so involved with the lesson. It was like they couldn’t stop absorbing enough information. They were the picture perfect poster children for what a perfect class should be like.
Thinking on it now, it kind feels a bit like the twilight zone. Its summer, school is out, they are being dragged to class at 8:30 in the morning yet they actually asked if they could stay longer and have me teach them for another hour! That was how engrossed they were with the lesson. And I was getting feedback!!! :shocker: Feedback from senior high students!!! I was in a state of shock and awe. Afterwards, one of the students asked me outside the school if I would be willing to spend some one on one time with her in the evenings. Like I said, I am amazed.
Whatever it was that was happening today, I want it to happen again and again and again….
Have you ever had an English teaching day or experience that left you on a high for the whole day?