Trying to perform her own songs has taught Hip Teacher a valuable lesson: What it feels like to be “a moron.”
I am good at many things, so Iâ€™ve stayed away from the things that donâ€™t come easily for me. I hate it when I donâ€™t automatically get something. But what a cop-out is that? Iâ€™m never going to work through the tough stuff? How can I expect my students to keep struggling if I canâ€™t do the same?
I have a new respect for those who can stick it out and keep trying. We canâ€™t be brilliant at everything. So, the next time a kid freaks out in my class because he/she doesnâ€™t get an assignment or canâ€™t understand a passage, Iâ€™m probably going to feel and react a whole lot differently.
I was the least talented singer in my a cappella group. I had to work harder than anybody else just to be adequate. It was an educational experience for me.