I know I’m teaching when
A student has that crumpled up facial expression that says “This assignment is challenging.”
Students won’t leave at recess time.
Students create their own assignments and lesson plans.
I get unsolicited emails from students sharing something interesting they found online.
Students are completely oblivious to the fact that I am even in the room.
I overhear a group of students debating about who has the “correct” answer.
I don’t know the answer to a question but can get a student to answer it themselves.
Students are teaching me.
Students can articulate a problem they are having and develop their own strategies to solve it.
Students can tell me what they are most proud of.
Students can identify the next steps on their learning journey.
Nobody asks to go to the bathroom for an entire class.
I’m late to class and the lesson has already started.I’m utterly exhausted and couldn’t be happier about it.
When do you know you are teaching?