This is me in a nutshell. 🙂
Oh, and in #6, I don’t just get cookies and high fives and laughter and creativity, I get hugs now as well. It’s something I’ve not experienced with my older students, but my 2nd grade students are huggers, and I love it.
A short little piece inspired by the tenth student in fifteen minutes to inquire about a test.
1. Have you graded our tests yet?
No. Contrary to popular belief, I am not a Scantron machine. Good thing, too, because to my knowledge, Scantron machines cannot grade short answer or essay questions which make up the bulk of your test. And while I do consider myself a reasonably intelligent human being I have not yet perfected my reading skills to complete ninety, four-page tests in one hour (which is exactly how long it has been since you walked out of my classroom) even if I weren’t teaching the rest of the day or preparing your classes for tomorrow. I reassure you that the second the tests are graded, the grades will be posted online because (also contrary to popular belief) I have better things to do than get my kicks by…
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