The English Teacher

The Long Haul
February 21, 2007, 9:46 pm
Filed under: Daily Life

Well, this is it.  I’m about a quarter of the way into the second semester and I’m already about to throw in the towel.  For some reason, despite the six-day weekend, I’m more tired than I have been in a long while.  I thought everything was going well, but I’m feeling frustrated, fatigued, and flustered.  A teacher should not have to say things like this, but I sometimes have to wonder if my kids are really stupid or if I’m completely incompetent.  After one semester, you would think that even freshmen would understand the importance of homework and studying, but no, my kids think that having an early dismissal, three snow days, and a Presidents’ Day weekend absolves them from their homework.  I almost literally had to stifle the urge to smack the dumb expressions off of their faces when I asked them to turn in their homework from a week ago.  Yes, kids have short attention spans, but this does not excuse the fact that they did not do the work that was assigned almost two weeks ago.  Instead of choosing to work first and play later, they opt to play first and never work.  I realize it’s hard to prioritize, but if the parents were more supportive or better at disciplining their children and making them put school as top priority, I’m convinced that we can cut down on this problem.  Instead, the kids are sent to us and we’re expected to babysit them. 

It’s going to be a long month until Spring Break.


What type of reader are you?
February 2, 2007, 6:47 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized, What?

I can’t help it.  Sometimes, I enjoy completing silly online quizzes; especially if they aren’t very long.  Anyway, according to this quiz, I am a Literate Good Citizen.

What Kind of Reader Are You?

Your Result: Literate Good Citizen


You read to inform or entertain yourself, but you’re not nerdy about it. You’ve read most major classics (in school) and you have a favorite genre or two.

Book Snob


Dedicated Reader


Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm


Fad Reader




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