The other day they posted this, http://www.rantsfrommommyland.com/2012/01/things-i-never-want-to-say-again.html and since it's the end of the semester, couldn't help but think of the things teachers say FOUR MILLION TIMES a day, but particularly at the end of the semester. This led me to the absolutely insane conversations I have.
- Yes, this assignment counts
- Stop texting during class (followed by "give me your phone". Often responded to by "But it's my mom")
- Don't call people "faggot"
- Don't call people "retard"
- Yes, you should copy the board notes
- Don't talk when directions are being given
- Yes, you needed your notebook for class
- And the book we're reading in class
- And a writing utensil
- And the work that was due today
Me: Let me explain the concept of email, if you sent it, I got it. (followed by, check your sent mail)
Student: Why don't I have a grade for this essay?
Me: Did you turn it in?
Student: Can you repeat those directions?
Me: The ones I just spent 20 minutes going over? That you didn't hear because you were talking?
Student: I don't understand why I'm failing
Me: On your missing task list, do you see the tests you failed that you didn't retake?
Me: And those low/failing/missing essay grades?
Me: And your failing notebook grade because it was blank?
Me: Did you ever come to after school tutoring or Saturday school?
Me: So, what exactly is the point of confusion?