As I sat watching one of my classes take an exam I realized all of the tiny differences that make my students unique individuals.
There’s the student who finishes in the fifteen minutes
the student who finishes in the last fifteen seconds
the student who asks what the test is about 5 minutes before it starts
the student who asks for the meaning of every other word
the student who just points to a question believing the teacher is a mind reader
the student who asks “this or this, teacher?” referring to her answers
the student who nonchalantly looking around the room now and again while *stretching*
the student who is always hot, “AC, teacher”
the student who is always cold, “AC, teacher”
the left handed student who sits in the chair at a 90 degree angle in the opposite direction
the student who’s phone rings, buzzes or beeps
the student who doesn’t look up from the paper. ever
the student who closes her eyes while twirling a pencil in her hair
the student who shows every emotion through facial expressions.
Differences like these are what make teaching interesting.