'Lehrer-freiheit is hard to find these days.'
It's the best part about teaching art sometimes! No curriculum, no
standardized testing. Not that I mind being held accountable, but it
allows us to have fun with the kids once in awhile!
' the episode makes me think of why the vulgar
word 'bitch' is appropriately applied to some human
No KIDDING! If any one wants to hear I'll tell you about the
professional development day my language arts buddy had! I feel so
incredibly fortunate some days I just beam - and then I feel guilty! So
I make a few more signs for every one who walks in the room. I never do
my daughters' drawings, and she is always proud of what she can do! This
teacher doesn't understand that she is hurting her sons' self-esteem -
let alone that he will go through life getting some one else to do
everything for him - Laundry, cooking, etc. The girls in my middle
school aren't going to date him! And we should all remember what Harry
Wong says in his book - the kids should be doing the work! NOT US!
'Enjoy your kids, ignore the dog dirt on the pathway
of life (your Science Chair-weight), and thank you for
posting your experiences. I feel better already!'
Absolutely, the venting that I read on the list always makes me feel
better - we are not alone! And there is a difference between venting and
And thanks Jim for the apple munching bit - I can totally relate! Only
now I have a wonderful 7th grader who lunches with me because she can't
stand being hit on by boys like that teachers' son!
Vicky, in Muskegon