Monday, September 27, 2010
Miserable "Human" Being
The register of my ninth period class gets smaller and smaller every day. I wondered if the class was going to be disbanded and went to ask. Here is the answer I got:
"No, we have several classes with low registers. When the kids come to complain, I try to move them and make them happy."
I couldn't believe what I heard. First, kids are being moved from my 9th to my 7th period so they aren't exactly getting a teacher change. And second, you can say a lot of things about me but that are probably true but kids complaining is not one of them. Kids beg to get into my class if they are taking what I am teaching and get upset when they find I can't be their teacher. I was told a parent was in tears at a PTA meeting last year because her child could not be in my class.
My question, asked innocently, and with the intent of being able to plan better was met with a blow so hard that if I did not have a cement foundation, I would have crumbled.
I am angry at the comment but I am not hurt by it. I know whence it came and take it as such. However, I won't forget it and there will be a penalty charged for it in the future.