Shannon Falls, August 2012

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Seeing RED

I'm sure you've all heard of the expression "seeing red." Well, today it happened to me for the first time. I had a student make me so mad I literally saw red. I had no idea it truly was possible! I even swooned a little bit standing up. It was straight-up open defiance and it got handled, but oh, I was angry! It took me awhile to calm down; thankfully, I don't have a 3rd block so I had a bit to cool off.

I'm telling you, teaching is making me mean! An ornery old guy got in my face Tuesday night and I wanted to go "teacher" on him! But I stopped. Maybe I'm still just a bit too nice, but that is starting to change! I can't handle kids looking at me like I'm stupid and not doing what I ask. Teaching is definitely a challenge and I'm enjoying it, but it is exhausting!

Oh, I also got an aide today. She's wonderful! And what a blessing she is to make my copies and punch holes and staple. She saved me a good half hour today. My aide will be joining me every Tuesday and Thursday. Wonderful!


Amy said...

That's great that you now have an aide. Whatever she is able/willing to do to help, LET HER!!! (That way you'll have more time to think of ways to torture those students who are crazy enough to not do as you tell them.)

Keep up the good work!