Saturday, January 29, 2011
I must admit that I'm a tad intimidated. Not because they are gifted, but because of the way that I'm going to have to teach. Gifted students learn on a higher level of thinking. They need that challenge. What if I'm unable to challenge them? What if I am unable to make them think? What if I bore them?
Heck, what if they are smarter than me?! There are game shows about this stuff, you know!
To make things worse, their classroom teacher is less than thrilled to have a student working with her. So that makes it difficult. But, I was given what I was given and I must forge ahead.
So this semester, I'm teaching science, social studies and math to a group of 20 fourth graders, who probably know more than me. Ahhhhh, well.