The students want to know about you. Share – but don’t overshare – cooties included. It makes you more likeable if you tell some stories about yourself. It also makes lessons more fun. Teaching about Ancient Civilizations – have you been to Pompeii or Athens or Rome? Teaching about magnets – have you been to the magnetic hill? Teaching about simple machines – have you ever used a spoon to launch food at a friend – on second thought, maybe don’t share that one!