Don’t Forget To Have Fun ;]


On Friday, we had an Honor’s Assembly, and we ended up having some spare time in our Homeroom class. The kid’s decided to challenge yours truly to a race. They must have sized me up, and they figured I couldn’t carry my big frame too swiftly. They were sorely mistaken, and they learned a good lesson – never judge a book by the cover. I did promise the class that I would post a visual in the form of a video on our blog, but due to privacy issues, I decided against it. That being said, we will be viewing the race in our class during Homeroom.

The day before, I  used the Pac 12 Tournament as an opportunity to have some fun after school. I invited anybody that was interested in watching the Arizona Wildcats play the Colorado Buffaloes to stop by my classroom. We had about 10 to 12 students stop by to watch the game. Although the streaming on the Pac12 Network was a little bit infuriating at times, the kids and I enjoyed ourselves. During the invite, I recounted a story of how I snuck a miniature television into school during my sophomore year of high school to watch the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 1995. The kids all laughed at me, and they found that story completely outrageous;) I’ve said this before, and I will say it again, I think it’s important to connect with students on more than just curriculum. When you do that, it pays off, and they are more receptive when you are trying to teach them the planned curriculum. Plus it makes the classroom a lot more fun…