Today is one of those teaching days where I ask myself WHY THE HELL DO I BOTHER DOING THIS? You wonder why teachers leave teaching in mass exodus? I’ll tell you- it’s days like today. (And weeks and months and years) At the end of 7th period today I said to my very attentive checked-out full…… Continue reading I’m having a day
Give students some slack (and don’t take their behavior personally) I’ve had students say some horrible things to me. They come in late a lot. Often times they skip my class. Sometimes I get projects turned in on time but not a lot. My students swear in class. My students are mean to each other…… Continue reading Teacher tip #14
Student: I hate technology. Student 2: Me too. Why do we even have computers? I wish we lived in the 80’s.
Student quote: You can’t draw a brown person. There aren’t any brown people in France.
Student: Up until freshman year I was obsessed with space and just had to go to space. But now all I wanna do is play video games. Me: What happened? Student: Well in order to go to space you have to be really fit and really strong and I’m not. Me: You could be. You…… Continue reading High hopes
My students told me today (election day) that they are afraid for their safety depending on who wins this election… They are scared of rioting. They are scared of deportation. They are scared of being disrespected. They are scared of their fellow students’ reactions to the election. Keep that in mind today as you teach…… Continue reading The Election
Student: L’oreille is actually a brand name in America. Me: Ah, oui?