Editor’s Note: Today we’re bringing you a fun new summer series. No, we didn’t forget the “not” in the title. Today Sarah is going to argue that you really DO like recess duty! Every Friday this month, we’ll be bringing you the flip side of a topic we usually think of as annoying or inconvenient. Let us know what you think in the comments!
Yep, I am talking to you, Art Teacher teaching one million classes. You like recess duty because you have literally 750 students this year. You can’t possibly remember all of their names while seeing them just once or twice a week. That would be ridiculous! It is a lucky thing that you have recess duty so that you can work on connecting names and faces. Talking with kids outside of the classroom makes personalizing instruction easier. When you have 17 Brodys, and an Artesia, Vontasia, Ontenasia, and a Ronnasia in one grade level, recess duty really helps!
I am also talking to you, style maven Art Teacher. How often do you have the opportunity to sport such funky outdoor wear? Those Mondrian-inspired sunglasses are definitely appreciated on the playground. Your adorable beret with matching scarf and mittens would be wasted on that short trip from your car to the school doors.
Finally, I am talking to you, health-conscious Art Teacher. Getting outside and getting active is important to you and modeling that for the kids is awesome! Engaging in play with students is a great way to build relationships. Your fitness monitoring device always spits out great data on recess duty days. Plus, your double dutch swagger has never been better!
Yep, Art Teacher, you DO like recess duty!
What other duties do you have? Do you like them?
How do you interact with students during that time?