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Re: bad stuff

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Thu, 9 Oct 1997 23:07:41 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-10-09 15:24:15 EDT, judith writes:

I know that parents who are stupid and kids that don't care stay on our
mind. But why is it that the parents that pay us compliments, the
student that achieves, and the fellow teacher or supervisor that
compliments seems to escape our notice or only lasts for a brief
moment? Think back, I've bet you've all received a lot more kudos than
stupid remarks. >>

I am very thankful that the supportive parents are greater number than those
who are out and out ignorant. And yes, I remember many of those kudos...I
keep a journal at work, and I make a point of writing in it for fifteen
minutes at the end of the teaching day. Rather than load it down with
garbage that I can't do anything about, I fill it with new lesson ideas,
memorable quips from the kids, and memorable happeniings brought into my room
by fellow staff and parents. These, along with doodles, illustrations, and
magazine clippings lift my spirits when I'm having a real downer of a day....

Deb Meier-Sprague
Batavia City Schools, NY