Monday, November 10, 2014
Reflective Teacher at TeachThought- November Blog Challenge- Day 10
Humorous moments help me to get over the speed bumps of life and lessen difficult situations in the class. I think it is especially important to laugh at oneself and our mistakes.
I think most of the funniest moments come from myself in the classroom, things that I have done or random things that I have said. Although I can't remember any specific incidents, I know that being able to laugh at myself shows the students that I am learning alongside of them, that I am still a work in progress. That I am human. I think a smirk, chuckle or hearty laugh is very cathartic- to me it is a wordless, speechless reflection on what just happened. That I recognize the awkwardness, the forgetfulness, the silliness, the clumsiness of something I just did. I want my students to know that being able to laugh at oneself does not point out a weakness, but indicates a strength to acknowledge and move on.