anger teaching 101

This is from an awesome writer, Dan Williams.Outstanding. Anyone teaching will surely relate to this. 

Dan Williams Bayou


I used to substitute teach. I had a shaved head. I never sat down. I marched back and forth slowly, using every muscle in my legs to make the walk menacing and powerful. I had knee pain.

I didn’t let the kids work together. I didn’t let them talk while they worked. I heard talking in a study hall once and I said, “Gentlemen,” and they shut up. Like I was a general. Like it was wartime. Did they like me? I turned around one time and caught a kid miming shooting me with a shotgun. He would have missed. Then I would have made him sit and do his homework without talking forever.

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Writer, veteran, adult student, husband and father; life is busy! I love it though, and my hopes are to share with you my insights into these different roles, as well as to provide some experience-based tips on how to cope with the chaos they can bring. If even one of these different areas of life piques your interest then this might be the place for you. Welcome!

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