Sunday, July 18, 2010
What would Rocky do?
To my surprise and delight, my team of 8th grade students also embraced the theme song "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Just imagine 90 students walking out to Field Day (many with "What would Rocky do?" written on their shirts!) with the entire school watching us while this song blasted from my speakers. It was pretty amazing. As I listened to them sing this song again and again over the last week of school, the lyrics really resonated with me.
I had always been a huge fan of the song going back to my high school hockey days, but I have come to think of this song as a good metaphor for teaching today. Despite what many people think, being a good teacher is not easy. I will use this blog to write about my experiences as I take on the challenge of engaging my students with scientific inquiry while adhering to state and national standards and providing them with technology and 21st century skills.