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Year 2 Day 7- The end of the week

by admin on August 26th, 2005

The first week is nearly over, I can’t believe it. If the rest of the year goes like the first week, I could actually see myself here for awhile. I’m not saying I LOOOOOVED this week or anything, but I got through it, and felt strangely productive. I lectured everyday, covered the appropriate curriculum, and felt like, for the most part, the kids paid attention, and possibly enjoyed it a bit.

I’m not saying I’m ready to settle down and be an economics and government teacher for the rest of my life, I’m simply saying that I’ve found lecturing, and encouraging class discussion has made time go by faster.

It only took 5 days for the first kids to ask the inevitable, iHave you ever smoked pot?i question.

My way of dealing with this has always been to follow the, it’s none of their business, and I’m not going to answer that question routine… but I handle it differently. If you just say, iIt’s none of your businessi, the kids will assume you have… and whether it’s right or not, it does me no good for them to think that… if they think you’ve even tried a drug once, they’ll be on you for it the rest of the time they attend school here… that accomplishes nothing. So I lie, and tell them- no.

iReally, you never wanted to or anything like that?i

iNo, anytime I get an urge to try it, I look at all of you, and quickly remember why I don’t.i

i… i

That usually lets them know that I’m a isquarei and talking to me about drug activity renders very uninteresting results. If they want to talk about alcohol, which they always end up doing, I go to the old… .iyes I enjoy a nice glass of Chardonnay every now and then or a good Pinot Noir… i

Discussing wine that doesn’t come in a box… or with Carlos Rossi’s face on it is so far beyond them, they drop the subject almost at once with a…

iYou’re boring… i or a, iyou’re old… i

Those all suit me fine.

Well anyways, the week is over… I’ve made it to the end. Next week is a full week like this one, but the week after is a mere 3 day week, due to Labor day, and a wedding I have to attend. NICE!

Remember, don’t go saying the captain loves his job, that’s NOT so, I’m just learning how to cope better. Plus, it’s only one week… let’s check the attitude in a month.

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  1. Paco permalink

    A wedding you HAVE to attend… isn’t it really a wedding you WANT to attend?

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