Whew! What a week! Although we were off on Monday, the week seemed really long. As one of my students put it today..."Like, I thought, like, Friday would never actually, like, get here! This was really, like, a short, like, week, but it just, like, seemed, to go on for, like, EVER!" That's exactly how I felt but I believe I could've said it using half as many words!
I don't know who might be reading this, so you may think I'm crazy for saying this but it is really cold here this week. It was 28 degrees today at lunch. That is very abnormal for this part of the country, even during winter months.
I have a student who's natural IQ is probably much higher than mine, but given the fact that I'm 24 years older than him I know a little more than he does. So he has begun to attempt to intimidate me with words and with his knowledge of the material. He is very loud in class and actually quite arrogant. My problem is this...how do I continue to demonstrate my caring for this child (because he's really just a child) while handling his disrespectful attitude? I am turning to God for guidance here, because being accepting of whatever this child has going on in his head does not come naturally to me. It, in fact, goes against everything in my being to accept any part of behavior like this from someone who is young enough to be my own child.
Please join me in praying that God will give me the wisdom to deal with this youngster's behavior, while preserving his and my dignity!
Have a wonderful weekend!