You have to get up pretty early to cheat on Ms. V.
I laughed so hard, I nearly spit out my yummy drink this afternoon. My students have VERY creative ways of texting…in their pockets, in their book bags, under the table. I catch myself in AWE of these students, and know I would have done the VERY same thing. We were lacing brownies with *stuff* in high school, but I digress. (My Mom reads my blog. Sorry, Mom.)
I try to tell them, “Look, I’m old. If there is one trick that you can think of that I haven’t thought of or done, I’d like to know what it is.” Texting is nothing more than passing notes…or is it? I have a permanent iPod charging station in my room, because I KNOW they are doing it. Might as well have the energy for break or lunch.
I mostly have very sweet students. Today, however, tested my nerves. I can take aggressive students, I love assertive students…Passive aggessive kids tend to push my buttons, however…That little clicking or rapping, and I look and they stop, etc…SO annoys me.
Today, I tell “J” that she has to finish her work out of the class because she is so disruptive. Her reply? “Good, then I won’t have to look at your face.”
For the first time, I had no words.
Next, “M” tells me “You aren’t a runner. You don’t look like a runner. YOU couldn’t be a runner.” He told me he ran 4 miles in 30 minutes, and I was impressed, and threw around words like, “lactate threshold”, “PR”, “sprint”…he wasn’t impressed.
Well guess what I’m showing him tomorrow.
Yup. Bibs on the left are 2008, on the right…the current year. In the middle, my training programs.
I’m on the beginning of two weeks of taper. I am too a runner. Pffffft.