Tuesday, January 16, 2007

You can't win 'em all

Today I taught 3 classes of English. In the course of the day, I was called a bitch, the work was "stupid", and Shakespeare "gay". Another class wanted to know exactly how Romeo and Juliet die, but moaned and groaned when I made them read lines. However, the third group made up for it all. They were given a "catch-up" day today, and choose to use their time writing a letter (which they all signed) to the principal. The letter outlined reasons why they believe I should be offered a full-time, permanent job. I had no idea what they were up to (honestly!) until they started passing the paper around.
Shakespeare might be gay, reading plays aloud might be stupid, but 14 students enjoyed my class enough to sign a petition to keep me around. I could just hug them all!

6 comments:

Rootietoot said...

Yay for affirmation! Congrats :o)

M&Co. said...

Yeah! Maybe it'll get you a full time gig. Assuming of course, that that's what you really want

Anonymous said...

If the principal had just read your blog for awhile, he'd know what the right thing to do is...

Anonymous said...

It sure is nice to get some positive affirmation once in a while. I have to "teach" a program to the high school students here next month, 6 sessions for each grade...any tips for working with that agegroup? I'm no teacher!

wendy said...

WOW! That is awesome! good for you!

Carmi said...

Who would have thought that even kids with toilet mouths can have redeeming qualities.

The anonymous poster before nailed it: one read of your blog by the principal and you'd have a job for life.

How heartening to read this: it's a wonderful affirmation for an educator.