You have to say things at least three times, even when everyone is listening.
A lot of times, people don’t follow instructions.
Sometimes, your instructions are wrong.
Sometimes students don’t remember things from one class period to the next, especially when there’s a week between each one.
I’m still waiting for the supposed digital natives.
Students make me laugh.
This teaching thing is hard. As one of my friends said, the thing about teaching middle and high school is that you’re always on, from 8 a.m. to 3:30. It’s very different from the teach one course, wait many hours (or even days!) and teach another.
Because of this “always on” thing, it’s hard to find time to reflect on what’s going well and what needs improvement. But I’m trying.