I was in 4th grade when I was assigned my first male teacher, who shall remain nameless,
It wasn’t my best year; I earned a “D” in science and I credited him for the
He was just weird.
One of his requirements? I had to memorize the alphabet backwards with the premise, “It will boost your dictionary skills.” (I am certain that is not a common core standard).
In his defense…
Mr. Northwood he had not yet heard of Google. It was 1974; and the alphabet itself wasn’t even that old yet. The abacus sat dust-free on his desk.
Mr. Northwood’s his credit, at 9 years old I had acquired a life long skill. (Read as superhumanpartytrick).
I now possess a talent that amazes my kindergarten students. That doesn’t make me weird, but it does grab the attention of the class.
When you are a teacher, it’s not just grabbing the attention of the audience, it’s hooking them and holding them.
Read this and peek at the abc’s of my science lesson for next week; it requires a banana.