Teaching Dummies for Dummies

It’s not as easy as it looks, seems or is.

When listing society’s greatest heroes, the top 10 spots all go to guys with Billy Joel lyrics tattooed on their arms. But coming in hot at number 11 has got to be teachers. And nobody knows how to be a hero better than Billie — even when things get tough. After all, Gene is less like your average student and more like an obscenely wealthy, lazy, ignorant, crazy freeloader. Here’s how Billie handles it.

SPREAD THE JOY OF READING
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/t2q34j/idiotsitter-gene-s-wildly-imaginative-book-report
Reading: it’s like watching TV, but work! Gene may not have been a big reader before taking Billie’s lessons, but after her lessons, well, uhhh… Moving on!

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT WORK
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ti1px9/idiotsitter-worst-grown-up-prom-ever
To keep minds fresh, it’s important to set aside some free time in which students and teachers alike can have some fun and unwind. And if you don’t let your student throw a prom for herself, how is she supposed to learn how to get in fights and get drunk and bond with you?

SOMETIMES, JUST LET THEM FLY FREE
http://www.cc.com/video-clips/hspgxh/idiotsitter-gene-s-test-prep
You can’t be there for your knowledge-thirsty pupil every moment of the day. All you can do is give her the tools to succeed, and then just kinda hope it’ll work out somehow, against all odds. That’s life.