Do you remember your school days? I remember mine. Well, not in total detail, but well enough. So when I saw Michelle W’s Daily Prompt the other day, I thought, “I can answer this“. “What makes a teacher great?”
I’ll start by admitting I didn’t entirely love school. For the most part I found it uninspiring. I was bored. Not because I’m uber smart. Trust me, I’m not. I was bored because I wasn’t ‘engaged’. While what I was supposed to be learning could have been interesting (except for math which I detested), it wasn’t. At least not much of the time.
Because the teachers didn’t make it interesting. They stood at the front of the class and blathered on and on and on. They talked at the students. They droned, usually in a monotone, like robots. No personality. No emotion. No passion. No excitement. No storytelling. No imagination. No creativity.
What did I do?
Well, I must have paid some attention, because I always passed; but I was usually miles and miles away, daydreaming. Yes, I did get caught, on more than one occasion, and ended up with detentions, like having Continue reading