From Where I am Standing


My current classroom has a few drawbacks. It’s size is larger than we need, so some students are too far away.  There also aren’t enough seating spaces for the students.  I suppose this is because the room is too narrow.  Or maybe someone didn’t do their math.  The room also has weird temperature fluctuations making it hot when I want it cool, and cool when I want it hot.

The one advantage the room has is that it is a corner room with an interesting urban view. Today, while I gave my students a mock test, I got another chance to appreciate that.  While they struggled with the material, I had the opportunity to look outside and wonder.

Had my students all passed the test with flying colours, then that would be Today’s Perfect Moment. Instead, this view will have to do.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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9 Responses to From Where I am Standing

  1. lkvy says:

    Do the students ever notice you looking outside and turn around to get a look too?

  2. Alien Resort says:

    That’s quite a view. I’ve never seen a classroom with so many windows.

  3. Hunida says:

    What a beautiful classroom! I love how big the windows are!

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