Tuesday, April 22, 2008

For Those Who Can Find It


Vacation. For my family, but not for me, unfortunately.
Every student and teacher looks forward to the
return of warm weather, because it signifies that the school
year is at an end.

So, what then? Should I be like everyone
else in the workforce, working summer months? Or
could I make it as a teacher? Could I shoulder the
responsibility of attempting to impart knowledge to
eager minds, or minds eager to do anything but
tests and quizzes?

My mother was a teacher, giving junior high kids an art
education. But I can't teach art. I'd like to teach
magic, or trickery, scavenger hunts, puzzles with
elaborate clues. But can I find a job that pays me for that?

Let's say that I would turn out to be good teacher,
or that I was passable. Let's say I taught puzzles, or tricks
of language. The problem would be the next class.
Kids taking my class would have the answers to my questions.

Returning students could simply pass these questions, which
I labored over, to the next batch of students. It wouldn't be
Geography or Math, which is something relatively fixed, and
having relatively firm rules to base my teaching on. But
teaching tricks? Perhaps they're better done for fun.


Anonymous said...


GETkristiLOVE said...

Very tricky, I love puzzles.

p0nk said...

is it still there now that we're 4 posts down? i'm not seeing anything.

Splotchy said...

if you're looking in the "right" place, you'll see it.

Look higher. It hasn't moved since I published this post, and continues not to move.