This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"
I have had many 'disconnected' moments. I honestly sometimes don't understand how or even why I have ended up here - and at my age! Teaching middle school Health Care Science is just not something I would have imagined myself doing...
And yet, my head spins with ideas almost 24/7 on just how to make my courses better, how to engage them more, how to 'hook' these kids for life. If I can only help them understand how much health care has to offer!
I find that time goes so very quickly. The Mondays blend into the Fridays and the cycle begins again. The blazing temperatures of summer now make way for Fall and even the holidays. I may make a moderately successful run at this 'teaching gig, in spite of myself!