Hello Beautiful People,
I promised I’d update you on the horrendous week I had, and, well, here goes it. As many of you know, I had a student light a pencil on fire. If this does not ring a bell with you, please refer to our FIRE entry. IN ADDITION to children lighting objects on fire for no apparent reason, I had a student call me a “stupid b##ch” on Monday, and, on Wednesday, I was told, “f%$k you”.
Isn’t that NICE?
AREN’T THEY CHERUBIC?
I’m not going to sit here and rant about my students, that is not my attention. Children will always lash out, that’s why they’re CHILDREN.
I WILL rant about the reaction that I got from my co-workers:
“Oh, he always calls me that.”
“Oh, he says that all the time.”
“I mean, it’s an “alternative” program, what do you expect?”
WHAT DO I EXPECT?!?!?!?!??!?!?!!?
I’ll tell you what I expect. I expect us to teach them what their parents apparently didn’t. I expect us to teach them the RIGHT WAY TO TALK TO PEOPLE. I expect us, to at LEAST TRY to right the wrongs here. That’s what I expect. I don’t care if I’m teaching in an alternative school, regular school, college…I don’t care if they’re receiving their education in JAIL. I expect us to educate, and to teach right from wrong. That’s what I expect, and that is what I will do, despite the eye-rolling I get from those around me. They’ll ask me why I bother…and do you KNOW WHAT MY RESPONSE WILL BE?
……..because I’m a teacher.