Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

Blackboard Jungle: Life as an English Teacher

My fellow teachers -- starry-eyed neophytes and grizzled veterans alike -- will appreciate this little exchange:

Me: Anonymous, you've really pulled your grades up!

Anonymous: Yeah, my parents told me they'd buy me a video game.

Me: But doesn't it feel great to achieve?

Anonymous: I really want that video game.

And to Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous, let me just say it's money well spent.