Teacher for a Morning: How Do They Do This All Day?

by Charles Honey

Energy. That’s the first thing it takes to teach a high school class, and it’s the last thing I have at 7:45 a.m. That was the unreasonable hour at which I stood in front of more than 50 Northview High School students recently, guest teaching a lesson on writing. I had two cups of coffee in my tank and a laptop by my side. But getting my brain in gear – and engaging these sleepy students...