Thursday, October 15, 2009

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson

To my fellow teachers:

We may teach school...but we are not IN school, especially NOT middle school! However, some of you (I think) are not full aware of this... as you continue to act like it.

Berating your peers in the hallway causing them to be tearfully unsure of themselves and their place was not cool back when...and it is still NOT cool now!

And hearsay! Hell, are we not adults here? (Note to self: still up for discussion) If a student came to us and said, "He said, she said..." WE would send them off to talk to the person that said it...but somehow that advice is not taken amongst ourselves.

Please people...remember... what runs through the grapevine is not always verbatim...it gets tangled in the twists and turns of the branches.

Sincerely,
The one who is just trying to stay out of all of this drama.

2 comments:

  1. This would be why I'm comfortable being an introvert. Middle school nearly broke me the first time around, I can't imagine engaging in this behavior a second time. On purpose. As an adult. How do people live with themselves? (And how do you keep to calm and professional?)

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  2. Ck,
    Yes, Middle school nearly broke me the first time around as well. That and all the "arriving in the gym naked" dreams that I had during those years.
    It amazes me how immature adults can be sometimes. Calm and professional?...guess I was never one for cattiness, not in MS and definitely NOT now.

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