Teachers laugh off embarrassing moments in the classroom

Albert Einstein once said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” This can be hard when you slip up and get embarrassed.

Mr. Sanders, Animal Science teacher, at Davis High, has had many embarrassing moments. “As a first year teacher, my embarrassing moments come when activities don’t take as long as I have anticipated and I am left holding the bag trying to figure out what to do for the next thirty minutes.” said Mr. Sanders.

A simple action or lesson can turn embarrassing in a split second. That happened to Mr. Hendriod last year while he was teaching. “I got my foot stuck in a chair, I kinda just wedged [my foot] in there and it got stuck, and i had to violently remove it, and I lived, I threw the chair on the ground. I think the chair is still there. Its ok, its missing a few slats but its still usable,” said Mr. Hendriod.

Roman philosopher Lucius Seneca the younger said, “It is more fitting for a man to laugh at life than to lament over it.” So by his words, laugh and get over it.