As always, thank you to Rachel and Mr. Daddy for hosting this little weekly get-together. Head on over there for some more fun-filled TSTs.
My sister, Not A GunDiva, is an elementary school teacher, and has been for several years. She teaches 1st and 2nd grade, and while most of her stories have more to do with
crazy loving, helicopter involved parents, on occasion, she gets one from a student that is worth sharing.
NAGD: I feel frustrated when you don’t listen to directions and then you don’t know what you’re supposed to be doing. When I give directions, do you understand what I am saying?Student: Yea
NAGD: So, you are not confused with the directions?
NAGD: Do you just have so much going on in your head that you can’t focus on what I’m saying? GunDiva in: why would you ask a seven year-old that?
Student: Yea, because I have to remember everything so I can get into college and it’s a long time away and there’s a lot to remember! GunDiva: Oh, I guess that's why.
Okay, there's a big difference in the interactions between my sister and her elementary students and me and my college-age students. Here's how the exchange would look if it was me and one of my students...
GD: You know, it reallyPlease, please let NAGD's student grow up to be one of mine, because he at least is trying to remember everything he needs to know for college.
pisses me offirritates me when I give directions and you still don't know what you're supposed to be doing. Was I unclear?
GD: So the directions are clear and you understand them?
GD: Then why
the fuckshould I repeat them again?
Follow up to last week's TST:
RockCrawlinChef managed to dig up this picture of Scamp's face when he pounced on me...
Okay, so maybe Scamp was saying, "Good Lord, cork it up!"