planted in garden:
“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome
well, the skool term started with a bang! on monday and i had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. i think it was because my maths class was cancelled and then i taught two surprise classes, one of which was fabby, and the other exhaustingly stink. what is WITH some kiddos' complete REFUSAL to be nice to any teacher who is not wielding the RED PEN? cos i noticed a nutso thing last term: some of my leetle kiddos respond so differently to me as a teacher when they're in "my" classes, than when they're in a class that i'm babysitting. but on monday: hey big kids, we could actually have some fun this hour, but you are being ridiculously rude and disrespectful, and so i am forced to play the power game. nasty precious. and it makes me wonder, what am i doing this for?
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