…and I’m loving teaching.
I had some great discussion over Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times in my afternoon class today. Maybe it’s a cliché, but it’s amazing to watch things click with your students when you’re a teacher. Right now, I’m loving the way these 18-20 year-olds are relating Chaplin’s depression-era film to our current economic situation.
If you haven’t seen it, you should watch it. Seriously. I know you think Chaplin is boring cause he’s silent, but the man was a genius. My kids and I are laughing out loud through the entire 83 minutes. So do it.
By the way, my current cute thing my students do? After every class, I’ve had a boy (always a boy) hanging around to talk to me, and when I ask him what he needs, he looks like I startled him. Like I surprised him. Like he wasn’t waiting around to talk to me. It goes like this:
Me: Yes, Tyler?
Him: (startled) Oh! Um…yeah…I was wondering what the assignment is/when our first test is/what we’re watching next week?
What’s that about?