Things Adult Students Wish Teachers Knew

This morning I woke up, delighted, that I don’t have to take chemo at this point. How wonderful it is to be “free” “liberated”. I wondered what my thoughts were this time last year and so looked into the archives. I am surprised that my mind was still focused on teaching! This post, I think, bears repeating.

In The Corner

I first have to acknowledge this post was inspired from a post I read this morning at http://topicalteaching.com/2014/12/15/things-middle-school-students-wish-we-knew/

My post will follow this lead.

I have taught at an adult learning facility for 15 years now and these are “some” of the lessons I have learned about the things that adult students wish teachers knew:

1.  I was not late this morning because I am lazy.  I was late because I had to drop off my kids at day-care and the bus drove right by us.  I have three children who need to be dropped at three different locations and it takes me a long time to get them up, dressed, and fed in the morning.  The bus driver was rude to me because it takes me a long time to get all three of them on the bus and the stroller seems to get in the way of the…

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About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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