I am going to be a elementary school teacher and this will be the best week of work.
One day I got to work and I had a idea, and I was going to do something fun with my class. When the students arrived they all pulled out their homework. Ok your homework was to find one of the world’s problems and research about it, and do one thing to help get rid of it. So who wants to go first.
After everyone goes I said today we are going to start something new. We are going to make a device and you can use it whenever you want. And we will show it to the school. It can be anything that you want, but the only thing is you all have to work together. We always use technology now it is your turn to make it. All of you don’t know how much you get, you will find out how hard it is to make something like what you use every day. Your homework this weekend it to get all of the old phones and computers and anything and bring it in on Monday. Now we will see if this will change the way you think of things.
On Monday everyone brought in something. So everyone get together all of your parts and look at what you have. Now all of you right down and draw some ideas and we will choose what to make, but as I said before you all must agree on something. So I see some hard drives, some computer screen, computer keys and more, so brainstorm what are you going to make. I will be giving out ideas and asking question and be taking notes. So start feel free let your imagination fly.
When they started they all had very good ideas, but none were good enough. But then I had a idea and it was to have each student to take a hand full of parts and that is what they would get to work will. So I shared my idea and that is what we ended up doing.
But just as that happened the principal walked in, and said “WHAT IN THE NAME OF TARNATION IS GOING ON IN HERE!” Miss Jodon this is not how you teach a class! How on earth can you explain what all of this is? And I was going to do better than explain what this was I was going to have the students do it. So do you want to know what is doing on, ask all of these lovely students. Then the principal ask what is all of this? And all of the students raised their hands, and that is what every teacher longs for. Finally the principal called on someone and they said “We are going to create a device that will help us learn. And when it is bilt we can use it whenever we want to, and we are all going to work together to make it.
Miss Jodon what is the unit you are in? Grammar and vocabulary. Well then why are you teaching technology? Because this is the world that we live in and these kids need to know what they use every day. It is just unfair for these kids to not learn about these kinds of things! Class is over and there will be no homework tonight.
After all of the students left the principal came back in the class, and said “You are not going to do this again or you will be fired!” I was not going to let this happen. But I knew that I was going to find a way to keep this going and keep my job. So I said ok this will never happen again.
On Tuesday all of the students came in I had to tell them what happened, but I could not tell them the truth. So I had to tell them what happen and it kind of went like this… So I know that all of you are wondering what happened yesterday so I am going to tell you. The principal said that we can work on the technology for as long as , and that everything is ok plus he said we can do things like this all year.
It is like that dude knew what I was doing and he walked in again and this time he yelled “NOW YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A MEETING TO SEE IF THIS IS WHAT EVERYONE WANTS THEN YOU WILL NOT BE FAIRED!” I didn’t care because I can win people over. But I said ok. The principal Got a bunch of substitutes. I didn’t think that someone could do something that fast. Because the meeting was the next day! And that day not much happened with my class that day.
On Wednesday I didn’t know what my class was up to, but this is what I was up to. I still went to work at school but I just was in a meeting all day. When I got there no one was there. I was just going to get ready I took some pictures of my class on Tuesday. And I knew that I could change the lives of kids all over the world. Even though I only work at one school. I wanted to have my students become teachers and all of their students to become teachers and so on.
When everyone got to the meeting. I started to talk about what I was doing with my class. All the other teachers like my idea, but I could tell that I was not selling it. So I went a step up on my presentation. And I brought everything that I would need for a step up. I brought what they started, and some spare parts so that they can see what the students were learning out of technology.
After I was done talking they thought that I was done. But now it was time for them to build. I knew that some teachers were not liking my idea, and i knew that not all of them would like it. So I said now it is time for you to build. All of the teachers looked happy so I said There that is how the students feel when learning is fun.
One teacher said I think what all of us want this. Everyone say I if you don’t want to do this and only the principal said nothing. I then knew that I was going to change peoples lives.
On Thursday I came in the classroom and everyone shouted HEY and I said no more stories about when I was your age, I will tell stories about now. Continue to work on your invention. All of you were good yesterday so I brought in a treat. But you will get it at the end of the day.
After some time I was going to look at what they are doing. They almost had built the hole thing! Wow just wow I couldn’t believe my eyes, they just started this week. I was so proud to see that they loved to do this because you can’t do something that fast if you don’t like it. I asked what do you call it and they said thingamabob. That was the best name that I would choose. So I told them what there homework would be and it was to tell one invention of the future.
The next day everyone said something for homework some even more than one thing. After I didn’t even tell them to but they started to work on the thingamabob. That day they finished in less than 30 minutes. I was so happy because then we could do fun activities the rest of the day. I was also happy because I did so many things for other people and kids. I got my school to work with technology. So this will be my best week of work.
15 Years Later
And that class was by best week we will see if I get a different one.