Thursday, June 13, 2013

Teach Like a Pirate: Immersion

Teach Like a Pirate:  Chapter 2
I is for Immersion!

I was reading through a few other responses to this chapter and found myself nodding my head in agreement.  We've all had the experience of interacting with someone who isn't really a part of the conversation.  Most of us have probably been guilty of not being fully 'there' in our interactions with others at some point.  I think this chapter encourages us to mentally plop ourselves in a student's chair to see our instruction from their point of view.  Are we as fully immersed in the lesson we're presenting as we're expecting them to be?  If not, what can we do to change that? I would imagine that it would take super human powers to BE in the moment every minute of the day as we teach.  We can at least aspire to BE there more often than we are presently.  This next school year, I plan on jumping in the 'pool' as often as I can.


  1. I "jumped in the pool" a fair amount this past year, but I know I can always do more swimming. So that is my goal too! Thanks for linking up (oh and make sure when you link up, put the link directly to the post so new readers will find your post). :)
    Third Grade Tidbits

  2. Hi Lori,

    I agree...we'll never likely reach perfection in the immersion department. It's all about moving in the right direction and getting better. So glad to hear you are making that commitment!! Thanks for your post about TLAP!