Respect can be shown in some unusual ways. I am often called "Hey,
Peshette" by some of my favorite at-risk students. I know that they are
doing it out of a space of being comfortable with me, my room and my
expectations. In these cases, I don't mind. I often answer with "Yah,
dude?" I can instantly tell when my last name being used in a disrespectful
way and then I'm all over that kid!
Considering what some kids COULD do with my last name; I'm grateful to be
called "Hey, Peshette" at times!
Alix E. Peshette
Emerson Junior High School
"Every artist was first an amateur."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
From: Jacqueline Smith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2003 3:20 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: yes ma'am
My students always call me "Miss". Some of the other teachers seem to think
it's disrespectful that they don't say "Miss whatever" but I am thankful
they call me "Miss" instead of some of the other things I have been called!