Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Template Child Therapist


The Template Child Therapist

I don't usually teach kids, but Noam's away so I had to cover her kids Capoeira class this afternoon.
I came in having a plan, wanting to go through the class like a pro, but with kids things always pop up. I didn't even put my bag down when a kid ran to  me (how did he know I was the teacher??) and told me someone did something or something else. I don't really listen. It doesn't really matter to be honest, all you need to do is apply a template answer. 'We don't do X, say sorry, go play'. I didn't even finish the sentence and the kid was off happy as before. These structural solutions are fool proof, heads rolling or worse.

2 comments:

  1. i think you should stay with grownups...let noam be with the kids

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  2. I really like this one!
    hope you enjoyed your vacation.
    And THANK YOU

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