I have a unique perspective on teaching. As a young guy, I still have that “world is my oyster” perspective on life, so I am more than willing to try new things in the pursuit of happiness. I have always been a naturally happy person and don’t shy away from trying to make others see that it’s easy to be happy! Thus, the blog you’re reading. The main impetus for actually putting all the work in to getting this blog up and running? A coworker stopped me in the hall one day and actually reprimanded me for being so smiley all the time. They actually said that I shouldn’t be so happy as a teacher! My response? Screw that! I SHOULD be happy. I now smile at that coworker EVERY time I see them…and usually say something like, “Isn’t this such great day to be a teacher?!” They don’t usually smile back… Don’t be like them.

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4 comments on “Um…what?!
  1. Zach Bartel says:

    Very true. All of it. …also, do you remember the name of the song? Just curious :)

  2. Claire says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog via Love, Teach. This is a really good analogy to the bewildered state we sometimes find ourselves in! I have definitely done this before, particularly when I was living overseas in a restaurant and when I heard a nearby conversation in English it would take a while to register that I could, in fact, understand what they were saying! Did you talk to your students about it?

    • Josh says:

      I actually DID talk to my students about it, and we discussed strategies to try to understand the world around you when you simply cannot. It was pretty fun. :)

      Also, isn’t Love, Teach just awesome? Love her.

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