A recent comment on this blog asked “why not just say this stuff in class”? Uh? I can’t. Suggesting that final exams be abolished and sleeping students can keep on sleeping are career limiting comments that need to be kept outside the classroom. This blog gives me room to speak my mind or empty my air bubble without getting called down to the principle’s office.
Also, because I like to hear myself talk, I was hoping that students outside our walls might want to tune in and join the conversation. If you’re reading this blog, and apparently 600 readers checked in last month, let us know if you are an ‘outsider’ because it would be so much fun to expand this conversation. I’d love a few teachers to unload as well.
Maybe this is also a good time to bring up the art of balancing you ‘at work’ and you ‘at home’. Since most of you are on the verge of starting a career, you’ll see that it’s important to have a respectable work persona that moves you swiftly up the ladder. That gets tiring but don’t fret – you can let it all hang out it after 5pm when you’re safely outside a ten-mile radius of your office.
So what am I doing on this blog because it looks like I might be walking a fine-line leading me back down the ladder. I’m not quite sure but I’m having fun doing it and I think I’m old enough to handle the principle’s office.
The offer still stands. If you want to unravel the mystery of what’s going on in a teacher’s head, just ask and I’ll blog.