06 Nov Lesson #101 P&K “Lessons learned by teacher…”
(P&K) (Parents and Kids)
LESSONS LEARNED BY TEACHER
“The duck quacked twice and flitted her feathers yet acting responsibly for a duck.”
I’m sitting here practicing this phrase over and over again. I want to teach it to my kids tomorrow. Use it as an example of crazy dialogue that they might expect to get if theygo out on an audition for the Disney Channel or a new Nickelodeon show.
Problem: I can’t seem to say it right. I wrote it. I even spelled it right. But for whatever reason I can’t quit enunciate the k on the word quacked. It’s just a k. I say k’s all the time. Kite. Kind.Killer. Kind Killer. That’s odd. Katsup. No. That’s with a C. How about the brand Ketchup. I’m on a role. Kangaroo. But truthfully I don’t say kangaroo often. I could if I worked at a zoo. Ah ha!! Worked. That had a k. So does ask, mask, task. I’ll try rhyming words. Pack. Track. Smack. Whack. Okay, now I’m stretching. Flack. Flick. Pick. Poke. So I can say the k. So what is it? Even duck has a k and I can say that.
Maybe it’s the ‘ed’. I mean the more I stare at it the weirder it looks. Right? Is it Ed. That’s a guys name. Should it sound like ‘ud’. Like udder. No. That’s utter. Never mind. Back to ‘ud’. How about if I sound it out like ‘ehd’ ‘Quuaaaaccccckkkk – ehd’’.
Solution: Type it up and show it to my students, have them pronounce it and correct them if they are wrong. Then I don’t have to do it. Ah. Relief.
Problem: I’m from the mid-west. My DNA strand will unravel if I ask someone to do something that I can’t already do myself.
Can you wash my car?
Can you pack my groceries?
Can you just put the toilet seat down?
Solution: If I was my own student I would tell me to slow it down. ‘The duck quack-ed twice….” Oh. Yeah. Got it. Nailed it. I’m ready to teach my students tomorrow.
Problem: Do students know how much time teachers put into teaching them?
Solution: It doesn’t matter. I love teaching no matter if they even know how much time I spend
making sure they learn.
Moral: Lesson learned by teacher before learned by student