The Challenge of Teaching

Challenge accepted!

Reflections by Doc Arnett

It seems like there is nearly always some degree of tension in teaching a subject area that you really love. Most teachers seem to choose something they are passionate about, something that they see as interesting, engaging and important.

Enter the reluctant adolescents.

Through force of mandated requirements, parental pressure or sheer stroke of scheduling, they find themselves stuck in classes taking subjects about which they know very little and care even less. Maybe their friend is taking third period Art class so they sign up for third period Art class. Maybe they have to have another year of math and yours is the only section left open. For whatever reason, they are stuck with you and you are stuck with them.

Of course, the incredible teachers in the movies are able to unlock the secret gateway to every student’s true love and passion and stir in each of them…

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