This is how I imagine I look when I teach:
Ok, I don't usually hold the book directly in front of a kids face so he can't see it, each kid is holding a bunch of picture cards and I have stopped reading to help a kid with his cards here. Promise.
And because I usually teach with just me and the kids in the room my image of how I look when I teach is the only one I have and I feel quite happy that I'm doing alright.
Then every now and again we have a big event at work and someone is trailing us wielding a camera and you get to see the candid snaps of what we really looked like teaching.
And when I look at them I start wondering...
What was I doing??
My colleague and about three kids in the front row are looking where I'm pointing but a large proportion of the audience (including Meg for the Where's Wally fans) are staring straight at me despite the exaggerated gesture...
Colleagues now looking at me like I've lost my mind and I appear to be doing a peace sign with one hand. Absolutely no recollection of what I was doing here... If pushed I will plead temporary insanity.
Not so weird except that all the kids are looking to the far left of the picture. So I was doing a 'no idea!' reaction to what someone else was saying? No idea...
The event was a blast and the kids had fun too but I have to say I'm happy to go back to undocumented teaching and only my own mental image of what I look like teaching again!