For our wicked wacky week (our version of spirit week), the students have been dressing up as various different things each day. Tomorrow is color day, and the fifth grade is dressing up in yellow. I just finished painting my nails a bright yellow and am waiting for them to dry before I go to sleep. Today, was character day, and I dressed up as Clark Kent before he becomes Superman. As I sat in a meeting with our principal, he said, “Are you suppose to be superman?”
“Yes, I am a superwoman…” We both laughed.
So I thought that if teachers could be categorized as superheros these would be some of their superpowers:
- Read students’ minds and know when they are lying or being truthful about going to the bathroom and losing homework.
- Work overtime hours grading hw, lesson planning, and supervising afterschool activities and more during nights, weekends, and even vacations without overtime pay.
- Create lesson plans for up to six different periods in a day, five days a week.
- Multi-task teaching different subjects, different learning styles, different learning abilities, and different language speakers in one classroom.
- Work collaboratively and effectively communicate with other grade level teachers, parents and administrators.
- Continually improve their practice through professional development, honest reflection, and practical goal setting.
- Manage a classroom of students by setting up boundaries and building a community of respect.
- Facilitate conflict resolution between students throughout the entire year.
- Foster joy in learning through inquiry-based learning experiences and incorporating students’ interest.
- Impact the lives of hundreds of students in positive and encouraging way.
This post is dedicated to all the superhero teachers out there! 🙂