Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Favorite Part of the School Day

"What is your favorite part of the school day and why?"

That is TeachThought's Day 11 question for the Reflective Teacher 30-Day blog challenge.

Why the hard questions?

I think I have two favorite parts.

I like the quiet moments.  When I walk in my room in the morning before students arrive.  During my planning period when the room is quiet.  Those times when I finally get to sit down and exhale.

What?!?!? A teacher whose favorite times of the day are when she's not with students?'s not like that.  When my room is quiet, I get to think.  I get to dream about future lessons.  I get to reflect on past lessons.  I get to recharge.

My second favorite part of the school day is a little noisy.  I like when the students are working together and having mathematical discussions.  I love hearing "math talk" out the mouth of babes.  I love them reasoning, explaining, justifying to and with each other.  (And by the way, I get to hear much more of this now that I've flipped my algebra classes.)

So...I keep cheating by choosing more than ONE favorite anything.  But I'll probably keep doing it. :)


  1. I agree. There are always two great parts to the day just like a roller coaster. The anticipation point and then the woo hoo in it part! School can be like that too. And then you want to do it again. Some people think you're crazy and others want to come for the ride.

    1. School is very much a roller coaster in many, many ways. It's a great analogy. Thanks for stopping by!