Wednesday, October 26, 2005

does new teacher = sucker?

i think i am being taken advantage of by my students. like because i am the new teacher, i am automatically their favorite sucker who is going to get the wool pulled over her eyes. now, i need to start to explain... the school has all sorts of rules that i think are a total crock....things about cell phones that i still don't understand, rules that there can be no food or drinks in the classrooms, rules about hats, rules about sun glasses, rules about cd playrs, rules about locker use...i don't get alot of it.

i have some simple ones...mostly relating to attendance and school work (which are what matter the most to me), and as much as i don't understand the other ones, i guess i have to enforce them...the thing is, i haven't the kids have been snacking, or sneaking out text messages, or sipping on bottled water and other beverages.

well, this week, the pissy teacher has to show up. I have to start confiscating cell phones, i have to start making people toss food or stow it or go to the appropriate assistant principal for discipline (their favorite reason to suspend students here is a "failure to comply"). the thing is that if you are actually attending my class, i don't mind the drinks (if you are not in the lab) and i don't mind .... well, i guess i mind now.

i will be getting observed continuously for the next few weeks, so miss h gets to be evil.

i wonder how many will hate me, and how much LESS learning is about to start going on in my classroom...i'll try to keep you updated.


At 10/27/2005 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can completely understand the cell phones. I take mine to work now and play the games on it when I should be doing something else.

The clothing issues might have something to do with gang colors or the old rule of no wearing hats indoors.

As for the food and drinks though... I don't see why not for the drinks. Certain teachers had a rule that you could drink anything that couldn't become sticky. So water was basically all we had.

And food could just become a projectile. Like those little gummi bears. Get them wet and they stick to anything!! Even the back of the teachers coat.... Uhm, nevermind, I never did that...


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