"I wouldn't call this my worst teaching experience," Jenka Guevara said, "but it was a learning experience! One day, I explained a concept to one of my advanced classes. That afternoon while reviewing what I had done, I realized that I had made a mistake in my explanation. The next day, I started class with the words 'I am sorry,' and then I gave the correct explanation. Instead of being angry, the students clapped and thanked me for acknowledging my mistake! Lesson learned: Do not be afraid to accept responsibility for your errors."
"One of my worst teaching experiences occurred during my very first year teaching," Stew Pruslin recalled. "I was teaching fifth and sixth grade at a private religious school. The students were doing a science project that involved buckets of water, and my 'fiscally responsible' school had supplied us with cheap, coated-cardboard buckets. As you can imagine, the buckets burst, flooding the room and dripping into the office downstairs, right onto the secretary's typewriter and onto the secretary herself. The experience did provide a great story for parties -- and perhaps a lesson for the school as well."
"One day, as I was pushing my cart down the hallway toward the music room, I heard some strange noises -- and they were music noises. My students were "playing" the instruments, and they were playing them to their own personal rhythms. I went into the room and sat down on the stool, wondering if teaching was for me. The students were already out of control -- and class had not even begun. I knew from experience that if I yelled, they would not pay attention, so I closed the classroom door and just watched them play the instruments. That day, we had a music lesson instead of a language usage lesson. Sometimes, you just have to go with the flow."
Before finishing my teacher degree in 1978, I had my first teaching experience in a confessional private school (Roman Catholic). I began the work with the illusion of building a practice that—unlike what had been offered to me—would animate my students as I was. The work conditions, however, were quite restrictive and they imposed upon me some harsh lessons. The words of SANTOS (1992) offer a good description of what happened to me in that year and, for that reason, I transcribe a complete passage of his work:
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I never thought that I would be teaching a class as a senior in high school. My teaching experience has been incredible and I think I learned as much from the class as the students did. Here are some of the many things I learned teaching an adult education class at WRCC.
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I guess we will have to agree to diasgree about the 5-paragraph essay format for CPS students. However, I can see where teachers who only have one or two decades of experience may not have developed the skill set necessary to see the value in or to deal effectively with a variety of formats. As a starting point, the F-PF works as well for my students as any other format. It's what they do later that makes the difference.