there’s a special place in hell for the person who says ‘present’ when everyone else says ‘here’
there’s a special place in hell for you, too
So I got back results from my first assignment so far, a Teaching assignment (which I started at 8pm on Sunday when it was due 2pm Monday). Got an 87, which is a High Distinction.
I guess I can breathe easy and panic a little less about failing all my courses cos I’m slacking so much. That said, I have got to actually start watching my lectures and reading textbooks, I doubt exams will be anywhere near as forgiving as an assignment and if I don’t study I will still fail, all this does is give me confidence that I can do fine if I do study.
A student blows up at a teacher, drops the F-bomb. The usual approach at Lincoln – and, safe to say, at most high schools in this country – is automatic suspension. Instead, Sporleder sits the kid down and says quietly: “Wow. Are you OK? This doesn’t sound like you. What’s going on?”
He gets even more specific: “You really looked stressed. On a scale of 1-10, where are you with your anger?” The kid was ready. Ready, man! For an anger blast to his face….”How could you do that?” “What’s wrong with you?”…and for the big boot out of school. But he was NOT ready for kindness.
The armor-plated defenses melt like ice under a blowtorch and the words pour out: “My dad’s an alcoholic. He’s promised me things my whole life and never keeps those promises.” The waterfall of words that go deep into his home life, which is no piece of breeze, end with this sentence: “I shouldn’t have blown up at the teacher.” Whoa.” —
We actually got an article about this school as reading material in my course.
we won 0-7 but I’m still sad
Of the entire canon of millions of fictional characters in all of literature and the arts, Squidward?
Well at least it’s from the best show.