Slice of Life 18: Grad Class, a Lighter Moment
By Janice Ewing Last week in my grad class a teacher fell off of her seat. How, I don’t know. One minute we were in the midst of a group discussion and the next minute she was on the floor laughing, fortunately. When the others saw that she was okay, they let themselves laugh too. I made sure that she was really okay, not just covering up embarrassment, and then paused as a realization washed over me. I thought about it for a minute, and then decided to share it with the class. This is what I told them. When I first made the transition to teaching teachers, friends and colleagues often asked me what the biggest difference was between working with children and working with adults. That’s really a complex question, but my short answer was, ‘Adults don’t fall off their chairs.” Upon hearing this, one teacher in the class suggested that I modify that statement to “Adults don’t fall off their chairs as often!” * This “Slice of Life” post is part of a larger blog series, hosted by the blog site, Two Writing Teachers: A Meeting Place for a World of Reflective Writers.
Janice Ewing is an adjunct for Cabrini College and a co-director for the Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project. Janice co-facilitates PAWLP’s “Continuity Days” and this blog. She is an avid reader and writer, and especially enjoys writing poems.