Why don’t kids sit still in class? Why are they bored or acting out? Well, how would you feel if you were sitting in a meeting at your job for hours, unable to move or talk, passively listening to your boss describe something you’re not interested in? A veteran teacher shadowed two students for two days and discovered some valuable lessons for teaching kids.
Having empathy is probably his biggest take-away. Some other things he learned: sitting all day is exhausting, avoid long stretches of talking at students, and treat students with respect, not like a nuisance. He includes some specific activities and ways of working to better engage students and improve their learning experience. Sounds a little like our drama school to us. Click to read the story.