Teachers Get Down

Posted on April 2, 2012

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News | Christina Manero

High school dances such as Prom can often be looked at as microcosms of teenage culture.  Many aspects of dance reflects the trends and fads of the time.  The “modern dancing” present at events like Prom has not gone unnoticed by Springfield’s faculty, and recently,  teachers have begun to wonder why “everyone was doing it.” In recent weeks, students have overheard stories of teachers asking their own significant others to Prom.  Why, you may ask?  Well, the answer is simple: teachers want to boogie too.
Now, before you insist that it is impossible for teachers to dance properly, let me tell you that while they may have ridden to school on dinosaurs, they are able to learn new tricks.  Better yet, they want to learn how to dance like the young whippersnappers they teach day in and day out.  They were so curious that many of them headed to the clubs, pens and paper in hand, drawing diagrams and taking notes on the dancing there.
“We just want to be accepted by our students,” explains one teacher, “we want them to know that just because we’re older doesn’t mean we can’t be cool.”
This teacher, like many others I spoke to, seemed to be under the impression that by proving that teachers can be “cool,” students could begin to understand that all adults (even our parents!) have something valuable to offer. …

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