Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And so it begins...

The Facts.
  • I am a teacher.
  • I teach at the smaller end of the spectrum. Not small as in brain power. Small as in size. Although with all the hormones in chickens these days some of the little people are nearing my size.
  • I like it.
  • Schools are amusing places.

The Reason.

The year is about to begin again. I hate the beginning of the year. You always forget how little they know when they come to you. You have to teach them things like ... Shit. There are things you have to teach them. This is what I hate. You always forget just how bad the first few weeks of school are. You forget just what it is you have to teach them before you can teach them what they need to know. They know so much by the end. And then there are the big people you have to deal with in your day. And the big people are 9 times out of 10 worse to deal with than the small people. They throw bigger tantrums, need to be put in time out more often, need to be kept in at lunchtime to reflect on their behaviour more often and are whingier than any 5 year old with a stolen lego car 'situation'.

But I digress. The Reason. The Reason is the year is about to start and it is a year of opportunities. Opportunities to share what it's really like . And if I don't record it somewhere it will become another year of forgotten idiocy, bureaucracy and lunacy. And that would be a shame.

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