But teachers often do much more than that. Great teachers engage students and find ways to relate school topics to students’ lives. Sometimes teachers even squeeze in amazing life lessons too.
This featured video is an example of a life lesson given to a middle school student who challenged his teacher to a dance off. Based on the body language in the video, one can imagine that this challenge was delivered with much confidence and bravado.
This student probably thought, “Teachers are squares, daddy-o*; they don’t know what’s hip and cool.”
But what many students don’t realize is that teachers had different lives before they were teachers; plus they have rich and full lives outside of school. So while this kid is no slouch with his dance moves, he definitely gets schooled in this dance off.
Luckily, he’s a good sport and appears to have a little humility after all. For when he sees that he’s been beat, he grins from ear to ear and condedes the point.
Ultimately, this kids gets two life lessons: 1. Don’t judge a book by it’s very teachery cover; and 2. Good sportsmanship makes everything a little more fun.
To avoid confusion, please note that the video plays the dance-off twice.
*I’m a square. I don’t know what the cool kids say these days.