AP2, Q Standards and Subject Knowledge Development
...Are all things I should be thinking/blogging about. But it's my Easter holiday and I'm too busy playing Portal 2 to care about those things right now.*
Speaking of Portal (it's an FPS puzzle game which is very popular with computer geeks- but also cool people like me), there is so much geometry/spatial awareness/lateral thinking involved in playing it. I would encourage your pupils (age 14+?) to get it and emphasise all the cool mathsness of it. But don't emphasise the maths stuff until after they've started playing it, otherwise they'll think it sounds lame and boring.
Actually, there's probably a way of using some of the puzzles in a lesson. Hmmm....
Damn, this blog post was supposed to be nothing to do with teaching. It was supposed to be like, "Ha, look at Emma being all too-cool-for-school with her irrelevant blog post". But somehow it came back to teaching. Have any of you noticed that recently EVERYTHING in your life comes back to teaching? And do you all dream of teaching every night? I do. It's horrible. Especially when you teach an amazing lesson and your pupils learn loads and behaviour is perfect and then you wake up :(
Anyway, I'd better go before I start to reflect on my subject knowledge development *shudder*.
Emma x x x
* I will blog about these things eventually. I promise.