I teach high school German, and one of the best ways I’ve found to connect with students is to tell them stories about my life. These range from things as simple as what I did over the weekend to how I met my wife.
Once, while teaching vocabulary for household items, I told a story about how I got my bed from some random person I’ve never met in Park City Utah. I was still in college and didn’t feel like spending money on a new bed, so I went to Craigslist and found a mattress. I still sleep on it, albeit uncomfortably. [Read more…]