Thursday, December 08, 2005

Teaching Trials and tantalizing Topics

If you're hiring a butcher, you first want to see him hack a few bloody limbs.

If you're hiring a dog-catcher, you'll probably want to see his pup-bagging techniques prior to contracting his services.

And, if you're looking for a wing-walker, you'd probably want to see how he does thirty floors up in a glass elevator...

Well, the same goes for a teacher. So, next week I have to give a "sample lesson".

I'm actually really excited about this, as I love getting up and displaying my oddness and foolishness in front of other people. But, the hard part is picking an appropriate and engaging topic... (They suggested such topics as: The difference between similes and metaphors, Balancing Equations, and How a Bill becomes a Law.)

Personally, though, I think I can do better than that...
I was thinking more along the lines of:

*Evolution-Schmevolution: Study of Scientific Stupidity

*Odd or Even Numbers: Which are better?

*Popsicle Comparisons: Push-ups vs. Big Sticks

*Alternative Shoe-tying Techniques: When the rabbit goes UNDER the tree, AROUND the huckleberry bush and THROUGH the slinky

Well..., I just can't quite decide which one I'll choose, but...

I think I definitely have this interview nailed, baby!

6 comments:

Nicole said...

What's the job?!?!?!!

Dunzo said...

Sorry to be so conventional but do similes vs. metaphors. They'll like that you incorporated their topic and I'm afraid you might get in hot water for trying to discuss evolution and scientific stupidity in a public school setting out there in California homegirl. Best of luck.
I'm sure you'll do great!

-c said...

Man, you guys insist on keeping me honest!
It's an elementary/JHS teaching position in the Bay area.
And, no, I was not seriously considering presenting a satirical promotion of Intelligent Design. I hath again joketh...
Dunzo, I think similes and metaphors could be fun! "Ok, children, metaphor or simile: We dropped bombs like some people take showers"

dingobear said...

Good luck on your interview, C.

-c said...

Thanks Dingobear! I'll do my best!

frustratedwriter said...

best of luck and I think you should go with science, talk about the mating habits of the preying mantis so the little horny junior high boys know upon copulation the girls are going to rip their pointy heads off...