Yesterday was my last day teaching high school, perhaps ever. I will miss a few students, especially those that came to the book club because they enjoyed books. I will miss the moments when I felt I created an excellent learning opportunity.
I will not miss seeing those opportunities squandered.
20 May 2009. 3rd period.
"What are you going to do after this?"
Me: "Shoot targets for the Army and think of you."
I leave you with a list of names third period, especially, called me.
Names that left me livid: Brittney, Shirls, Casper.
Names that were disrespectful but I still found flattering: John Cena, jarhead, Goldberg, UFC.
Hasta la bye-bye, students. I'll see you in the Crime Blotter. You may count yourselves very fortunate.