I know I’ve posted Zits cartoons before. I love Zits. For my short explanation about Zits- check out this post.
On 4.30.11 this was the Zits:
Of course we do! All the time! What I love about this cartoon is a few things.
- Sometimes our students don’t listen too well. Or, perhaps we aren’t quite communicating to/with them on a level they are able to hear.
- Sometimes our students are not listening to us. Or, perhaps we are not talking with them. (I said ‘with’ for a reason).
- I love that in the last frame Mom & Dad reflect about the conversation. I think this is crucial in what we do. We have to reflect upon the goods and the bads in our interactions with students. I think we do this often in our 1:1’s with our supervisors & I think we do this in the form of ‘venting’ with our peers. But, it is really important to do this- as it helps to make us stronger professionals.
That’s my quick two cents about this Zits cartoon & relating it to our jobs. It’s hard sometimes to explain your point – but often very important.
On the flip side, it’s really key to talk about how the conversations go with our peers — in order to reflectively learn about what we do & how we can become better at our profession.
What do you all think?