Never volunteer for anything, that is one life lesson taught to me in the Corps.
Well… this year I volunteered to teach a one hour class to a group of 5th graders in one building.. This was my 10th year out of the classroom. It is not like riding a bike! While the class sizes were larger than I anticipated, about 32, I’m making some progress.
I’m doing a pilot for the elementary version of PLTW. Some of the science has been difficult for the kids. I can empathize the teachers who only get 47 minutes to teach a subject before the kids leave for the next subject. Some days it feels like I don’t get anywhere before the bell.
I spent much of today reviewing, testing and creating a lesson that might take a billion years or two hours to complete.