Thursday, May 1, 2008

FREAKIN' OUT

So for the past few days I have been in a crazy, hazy daze! As you might realise I have had a good whinge and things have just got progressively worse! I haven't had time to work out if I am coming or am going.

Student teacher update - I have a few more days left with him........well actually I have 6! He has 5 more classes to teach with my kids - and they are stoked! My year 11's told me what they thought of him today. They are less than unimpressed with him. Yesterday he told them off for not understanding a concept that he said was 'simple' and that they should know and that they were being 'stupid'. Suffice to say they heard 'simple' and 'stupid' then physically reacted to this - they audibly recoiled from him. Today they told me that they have no respect for him as he has shown no respect for them. It was an interesting time for me. They were stroking my ego by telling me that I was a brilliant teacher and that I treat all with respect. I already know this BUT it was awesome to hear this from them.

Correction wise - I am still a long way away from getting it all done. So far this week I have only done the year 7 stuff. Any spare time I have, I have spent talking with the student teacher.

I am writing a list for tomorrow and correction - I could attempt it now but I wouldn't get it all done! AAAARGH! Just had to scream. I think it will get better.....

3 comments:

Frogdancer said...

He said something perilously close to this to the kids when I took your class that day. He's a bit up himself. (And yes, this is a proper English phrase. English teachers use it all the time to describe uppity young men.)

Anonymous said...

And what is the result. Them loving you makes for better education - or him telling the truth Mustn't upset the darlings I suppose.

widget said...

An interesting thought anonymous. You can upset anyone but do it without insulting their willingness to learn.