Day 105/180: subbing for chemistry and algebra
It’s so cool to sub for something I know. I love seeing how other people do chemistry, and how the kids process things. I mean, I know how my students sound when answering my questions, but I like hearing how other teachers’ students respond. It’s different keywords, different emphases on process, different overarching concepts (or discrete topics). Fodder for me to think about for coming years.
I always liked observing other classrooms. When student teaching, I loved watching how other people loved their subjects, especially non-science classes. I distinctly remember going to math classes, orchestra, and an immersion Japanese class. I’ve also found invaluable lessons from how other teachers treat their students, and how they show the wonders of their subjects.